Community Care Hospice, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 17-23. This week is an opportunity to recognize the impact our volunteers have on our not-for-profit organization and our patients facing a life-limiting illness or injury.
Volunteers provide a variety of services throughout the community including visits with patients, delivering supplies, assisting with office support, and making keepsake items for patients and families. In addition, Veteran volunteers are part of American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice, performing Veteran recognition ceremonies to honor the service of Veteran patients.
Thank you to our volunteers for their ongoing support for our mission. Volunteers are truly the heart of hospice care.
We invite you to read about some of our volunteers at Community Care Hospice and how they serve our mission.
- Paul Butler has been a volunteer with Community Care Hospice as a chaplain through the American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice program for five years. His favorite memory is marrying a Veteran patient to his caregiver.
- Justin Grant started volunteering with Community Care Hospice a year ago to help in the office and support Jodi Howard, volunteer coordinator.
- Jennie Mason has been volunteering with Community Care Hospice for nearly five years. She is a retired nurse who believes in the hospice mission and enjoys visiting with patients in nursing homes and homes.
- Alex Reed started volunteering with Community Care Hospice a year ago to help in the office and support Jodi Howard, volunteer coordinator.
- Carol Rooney has been a volunteer with Community Care Hospice for five years. She previously worked in hospice care and now enjoys delivering balloons and visiting with patients.
- Judy Stapler has been a volunteer with Community Care Hospice for five years because she does not want anyone to face a life-limiting illness or injury without knowing that someone cares about them. She helps in the office, makes deliveries, and provides respite for caregivers. Her favorite memory is having a patient’s spouse give her a hug even though they had just met.
- Laura Summers has been a volunteer with Community Care Hospice for seven years because she wanted to be involved in the mission and her daughter worked for Ohio’s Hospice. Laura helps with office support, filing and mailings, and deliveries. Her favorite memory is the annual Golf Outing.
- Emma Thompson has been volunteering with Community Care Hospice for nearly five years after battling cancer and having family members battle cancer. Emma helps in the office, visits patients, and supports events. She even dressed as a clown for an event at an assisted living facility once!
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please visit: https://www.communitycarehospice.com/ways-to-give/volunteer-opportunities/