I am proud to say that you, our volunteers of Community Hospice and Palliative Care, have the biggest hearts! Your passion for service and compassion for our patients goes above and beyond what we could expect. Our Volunteer Services Team is continually amazed at your willingness to sacrifice time and energy to visit a patient or help with one of our departments.
This newsletter contains a lot of wonderful things that are happening in the Volunteer Services department for Community Hospice and Palliative Care. If you have a volunteer experience you want to share with us, please email your story to your volunteer coordinator.
Our Neviaser Educational Institute is hosting The Regional Aging Advocacy Summit on Thursday, Feb. 21 and you are invited -- scroll down for information on this summit, which features our President and CEO Susan Ponder-Stansel, a dedicated advocate for aging populations in the communities we serve. We would love to see you there!
Don't forget: our entire Volunteer Services Department is here to help you. Please click here for a list of contacts who are here to provide you support!
The Florida Council on Aging and Florida Association of Aging Services Providers invites you to participate in a summit to discuss the legislative budget and actions needed. The summit will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Hospice & Palliative Care Neviaser Educational Institute, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Click here for the event flyer.
The summit, which will feature Community Hospice & Palliative Care President & CEO Susan Ponder Stansel, is sponsored by Community Hospice and is co-sponsored by Aging True, WellMed, and Florida Power and Light.
Here is a breakdown of the 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Summit & Reception:
For more information, and to RSVP (space is limited), please contact Christina Demeo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 850.222.0080.
The 2019 Riverside Craft Beer Festival, one of the favorites in town, is February 23rd. We welcome you to join the volunteer fun!
First, Community PedsCare® is the beneficiary! Since 2016, the event has raised $255,000 for the children and families who we are proud to compassionately serve.
Second, the location. The festival is under the Fuller Warren Bridge at the Riverside Arts Market located at 715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. There’s plenty of parking, cover from the weather, and views of the river.
Third, a fantastic craft beer selection! Sample over 100 local and national craft beers.
Click here to sign up for a volunteer slot.
In addition to beer tasting, listen to live music by Songs from the Road Band and visit many of the best food trucks in Jacksonville.
Come to volunteer or just enjoy the festival! More money raised means more support for Community PedsCare®!
Click here to get your tickets.
Click here for more event information.
Volunteer opportunities do require you to be on your feet.
On Saturday, March 2, 2019, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is joining The Therapy Animal Coalition, UNF Brooks College of Health, UNF Division of Continuing Education as a sponsor of the Therapy Animal Expo & Symposium.
Whether you are a therapy animal professional, or an enthusiastic pet-lover, the expo is bringing nationally recognized experts and workshops to feature something for everyone.
Topics include: Ethics in Animals in Healthcare, Microexpressions in Dogs & Humans...and more! The event flyer with more information is here. For this event, please be sure to leave your beloved pets at home -- only service animals are welcome.
Click here to sign up or call 904.620.4200 for more information. To learn more about Community Hospice's Pet Therapy program, please head here for more info.
Our Volunteer Services Department is always here to help. Please click here for a list of contacts who are here to provide you support!
The Pet Peace of Mind Paint Party took place Friday evening, January 11th with 20 participants and 10 additional guests, along with a team of seven artists.
View from the hallway in Charles M. Neviaser Educational Institute of the all the participants’ portraits!
Linda Riesterer, employee and volunteer with Community Hospice and Palliative Care proudly displays her painting for the evening event.
Head here for more on our nationally certified Pet Peace of Mind Program!
As you know, the Pet Peace of Mind program provides an opportunity for you to help assist us with the pet needs of our patients. Since starting this program in 2014, we have provided 223 services for dogs and cats of our patients. We have adopted out 38 dogs and 36 cats during this time period.
Pets waiting to be adopted:
Currently, we have 3 dogs and 4 cats who need new forever homes. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Whitney at 904.470.5204 or email her at email@example.com.
You can also head to our Facebook page to take a look at these wonderful animals.
Please be sure to contact your Volunteer Coordinator for your copy of our 2019 Pet Therapy Calendar.
New Volunteer Coordinator Victoria Foster will be covering the Westside Home and Long-Term Care Teams along with the Acosta-Rua Center Inpatient Unit. She has transitioned from the Hadlow Center where she has worked for 8 years. Victoria brings to our team a wealth of experience in people skills and the ability to connect with our community. She started January 21. For volunteers on the Westside Teams and Acosta-Rua, you can contact Victoria at 904.407.5307 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a note, Thrift Shop volunteers will be receiving this new time clock feature in the next few months.
If you are a Parent Family Volunteer and have not received the link to the new timeclock / contact note, please notify your Volunteer Coordinator.
Those of you who have completed the training, if you are interested registering for the next training, please email Betsy Beckham at email@example.com or call 904.407.6117.
Please help us add to the Volunteer Team by asking your relatives or friends to consider volunteering with Community Hospice & Palliative Care. To fill out a volunteer application, please click here.
The Volunteer Services Department is available to help you at any time. The main volunteer number is 904.407.7064
For a complete list of the Volunteer Services Department, click here.
You can also visit the website at Volunteer.CommunityHospice.com.