Community Hospice & Palliative Care Celebrates National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, and Community Hospice & Palliative Care is dedicated to promoting and celebrating volunteerism. Volunteers are diverse and special members of the community, offering companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care has over 1,000 volunteers who bring their many talents and educational backgrounds to help with pet therapy, veteran’s projects, thrift shops, music therapy, bereavement outreach, patient and family support, spiritual care, and administrative duties and to make a difference in the community.

“Volunteers have always been an integral part of Community Hospice & Palliative Care. Volunteers helped to start this great organization and have provided a supporting role ever since.  Our volunteers are amazing, resourceful, energetic, skilled, possessing many talents, a wealth of experience, caring, loving, compassionate, thoughtful, willing to go the extra mile, generous, sacrificial, staying until the job is done,” said Dan Batty, Volunteer Services Manager. “I say thank you every time I get a chance to let our volunteers know that we appreciate them and value their volunteer service.  I know there are many worthy organizations in our community, but I am glad our volunteers chose Community Hospice & Palliative Care. We could not be a success and achieve all that we do without their help.”

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please visit for more information.

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