Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado is looking for dedicated people to make volunteering to provide support and companionship to members of the community their New Year's resolution in 2013.
Volunteering is such a rewarding experience, Joyce Raney explains.
"I wanted to give back to the community. What I didn't realize was that I was getting much more than I could give — if I volunteered seven days a week I couldn't repay Hospice for all that they've done for me. It gives me peace, joy and hope."
Patient and family support volunteers are able to be a part of the community, meet new people, and make a difference in someone's life. Hospice offers flexible scheduling, ongoing support and training, and a variety of tasks the volunteer can choose to participate in including visiting with a patient, sharing hobbies and stories, reading to a patient, running errands, relieving the caregiver for a small amount of time and providing transportation.
"Our patients need your help," said Diane Dickey, director of volunteer services. "Hospice volunteers make everything possible in this organization. Each volunteer makes a fundamental impact on the lives of others in our community. We have a need for volunteers to give of their time and talents in a variety of ways."
Call Trinda Nelson, volunteer coordinator, at 874-6823 to find out how your skills and talents can be utilized in 2013.blog comments powered by Disqus