July 25, 2022 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Community PedsCare Teen Advisory Board for students who want a rewarding volunteer experience while earning volunteer hours.

Members of the advisory board act as ambassadors to raise awareness and funds for the program, a nationally recognized pediatric palliative care and hospice program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care for children in Northeast and North Central Florida who live with complex, chronic, life-limiting, or advanced illness.

The Teen Advisory Board supports Community PedsCare by volunteering for events and activities, such as Halloween Doors & More, the Community PedsCare Holiday Party, creating and developing clubs or activities for fundraising support through schools, and hosting events for the Community PedsCare patients and their families.

Most Community PedsCare services are provided without charge regardless of insurance coverage. All vital care and support are provided at no cost to the family which is made possible through generous community supporters with the help of our teen advisory board members.

“We are excited to welcome back our teens for the 2022-2023 school year,” said Annie Tuttle, Executive Director of the Community Hospice Foundation for Caring.  “We are looking forward to all the changes we are making to the Teen Advisory Board including more opportunities for the teens to engage with our families and be involved with the planning and volunteering at our major events. The Teen Advisory Board is great way for our young leaders to have a positive impact on our community while working with their peers.”

The Teen Advisory Board is open to all middle and high school students. To apply, visit tab.communityhospice.com and complete the application. For more information, please contact The Foundation at 904.886.3883 or foundation@communityhospice.com.

About Community Hospice & Palliative Care

Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 42-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com.