Community Hospice & Palliative Care usually holds its Volunteer Appreciation Day, in person, every April but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team did not want to miss thanking some of the most important people to their community so a Volunteer Drive-Thru event was organized to make up for the missed celebration.
The drive-thru event consists of a series of celebrations, which started on Sept. 24 at the Hadlow Center for Caring and has continued through October at The Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in North Jacksonville, the McGraw Center for Caring at Mayo Clinic, the Community Hospice’s Thrift Shops in Jacksonville, the Council on Aging in Fernandina Beach and the Community Hospice Upscale Resale shop in St. Augustine. 175 volunteers have participated while employees held signs, decorations, and bullhorns while festive music played. Volunteers were presented with a Community Hospice & Palliative Care lunchbox with a gift card to Publix to buy “lunch on us.” Each volunteer received a service pin which reflects the number of hours they have contributed and pictures were taken of each volunteer with many staff members in attendance.
Community Hospice & Palliative Care partner 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.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please visit Volunteer.CommunityHospice.com more information.