Happy New Year!!!!
Happy New Years, Volunteers!
I hope all of you had a wonder holiday season! With the new year, comes exciting changes to the Volunteers' Newsletter!
Please remember if you have a volunteer experience you wish to share with us, please email your story to your volunteer coordinator.
I very much look forward to working with all of you in 2020!
Three New Community Hospice & Palliative Care offices opened in the Spring/Summer of 2019!!
Creative HeARTs is a comprehensive initiative designed to enhance the lives of our patients and their families through multiple forms of art. All programs outlined under this initiative will be delivered by our Hospice Volunteers and Community Partner Volunteers. The power of utilizing the talents and expertise of volunteers enhances and expands their experience with Hospice. It’s also an effective tool for attracting and recruiting new volunteers from the local community. The Creative HeARTS initiative will constantly evolve with new and improved programs as opportunities, support and funding are discovered. At this point in time, the major categories of focus are:
For more information, contact Betsy Miller.
First Friday Concerts
Brought to you by the Volunteer Department
This new program provides an experience which enhances the lives of our patients and their families through the power of music. The First Friday Concert Series is also a meaningful opportunity for YOU, our volunteers out there with musical talents, to give back.
The concerts take place on the first Friday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm musicians who are CHPC volunteers perform a mini-concert (approximately 45minutes in length) in the Hadlow Lobby. Employees, visitors as volunteers are welcome to attend.
The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer summed it up perfectly:
“The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable, is due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our innermost being, but entirely without reality and remote from its pain.”
Highlights from our October and November Concerts
For our first concert on October 4, John Willard Utuk, an accomplished pianist, gave a stellar performance.
Well known musician, Dan Kossoff definitely was a crowd-pleaser for the November concert.
For more information about the First Friday Concert Series, contact Betsy Miller
It's that time a year!
We are in the process of address improvements to the new Time Clock/Electronic Contac Note. While we are updating the system, we ask that you please record your contact with patients on the paper contact notes. Please contact your volunteer coordinator if you need copies. For those volunteers that utilize the time clock feature, please report your time in the same manner in which you did prior to the new online system. Do not use the mobile app. At this time, we do not have a specific date for the system to be back online. You will be notified you once the changes are complete.
Dining Companion - The next training is on Tuesday, June 11 at 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville. If you are interested in attending, please contact Betsy Beckham, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-6117 to RSVP.
Compassionate Companion – The next training will be Wednesday, June 12 at 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville. If you are interested in attending, please contact Betsy Beckham, email@example.com or call 407-6117 to RSVP.
If you are interested in attending either of these programs, but cannot attend due to your schedule or distance, please contact Betsy Beckham.
Please help us add to the Volunteer Team by asking your relatives or friends to consider volunteering with Community Hospice & Palliative Care. The volunteer application can be found at the following link: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1017126725.
Community Hospice & Palliative Care is currently looking for ambassador volunteers. Read this important letter from Renee Stoffel, Community Relations Manager and liaison for ambassador training.
We would love any acrylic paint or sample sized latex house paint. Other miscellaneous art and craft supplies would also be appreciated. We can use large crayons, cardstock, glue, markers, tissue paper or just about any other items that can be used for projects with the patients or future fundraising events like the Portraits of Loyalty Painting Party. Please contact Betsy Miller at EMiller1@communityhospice.com.
Volunteers are needed to spend time with patients in a creative atmosphere and to help facilitate art events supporting various Community Hospice & Palliative Care Programs.