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So Many Reasons to volunteer with Hospice Volunteers in Hancock County
It is enormously gratifying to support in small ways our courageous volunteers as they care for our community.
As a hospice social worker I have seen first hand the positive impact a caring volunteer can make for a hospice patient and their family. The bereavement support is so helpful for grieving family members. All of this is free! We are so fortunate to have a vibrant...
Hospice is a shining light accessible to all of the members of my community right when they need it. Being a part of this loving, kind organization makes me feel good.
I volunteer with Hospice Volunteers to help people realize that they aren’t alone when they’re grieving; showing people that with time, kindness and caring, they can someday be in peace with their grief.
I volunteer with Hospice Volunteers because it’s gratifying to be part of a force for good in our community, and to be allowed to accompany those who are grieving on their very personal journey. ~ Babs McNulty Bereavement Support Volunteer, HR Committee member...
Quite recently I was thinking about the years I have left in my life, and thought "How do I want to spend it". Do I want to spend it in "Doing"? No - my thoughts can be summed up in four letters - Love. Being a good listener, sharing love and kindness are the most...
Sharing part of a person’s last days, being a witness to their courage, wisdom and, sometimes, their struggles, is a gift in my life. I hear the wonderful stories that comprised their life and, hopefully, bring some comfort and companionship. ~ Barbara Sinclair...
As an Evensong singer, I know how deeply we can effect the families that we serve. This has been the most rewarding part of my life as a volunteer with HVHC. At the office, I see the “behind the scenes” operation and can admire the heart and soul of the staff and the...
I love sharing the feelings this special time of life elicit from both the patient and family. And it has helped me accept my own mortality without fear. ~ Gina Grogean Evensong volunteer
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County, of course, serve clients of all ages, but their presence in Hancock, the oldest county in the United States, is especially important. It is a privilege to contribute to this vital effort, if only in a small way. ~ Charles Tarr...
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County provides an important part of the overall care and comfort of healthcare for folks of Hancock County, for free. ~ Thelma Beal Friend of HVHC
Since I started with Hospice of Hancock County in it’s beginning, I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the people associated with the program. They were different, especially giving, warm, friendly. That is one of the reasons I’ve stayed so long with...
Being present with others as a hospice volunteer is as much a privilege at death as it is at birth. It is a sacred time. ~ Diane Sanderson Volunteer, Evensong singer and Former Board member
It’s the connection of one human being to another that makes hospice work so special. Being present with someone at this time of their life is an honor and a privilege. ~ Cookie Horner Patient Care Volunteer, Care Manager and Evensong Singer
Having accompanied my parents and parents-in-law on their journey of dying, I was awed by the meaning and mystery present during this phase of life. After these experiences, I felt called to the “work” of HOSPICE. ~ Anne Ferrara Patient Care Volunteer
The personal satisfaction of caring for our terminally ill patients who need and sincerely want our care and companionship. The time together is truly precious for both patient and caregiver. ~ Cliff Pilacinski Patient Care Volunteer, Care Manager
I meet people I wouldn't normally encounter. I listen to their story and am allowed to share a most special part of their life. ~ Laura Harmon Patient Care Volunteer