Well, springtime is here -- and so is the pollen! Spring is always a season of new growth, flowers and your lawn begins to wake up! So it is with volunteering for Community Hospice and Palliative Care, a season of new volunteers coming onboard to help with the growing number of new programs that are being initiated. It is always great to see new volunteers joining those of you have been with us for many years.
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.
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!
We need you! We’d love your volunteer assistance with our efforts in our expanded 16-county service area. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Bertie Allender by phone at 386.530.6988 or by email at email@example.com.
On Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:15 a.m. at The University of North Florida's Herbert University Center, we are hosting our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon! We are celebrating 40 years of caring and compassion.
The keynote speaker will be Community Hospice & Palliative Care President and CEO Susan Ponder-Stansel.
Registration will be at 11:15 a.m. You can RSVP now by calling our Volunteer Services Department at 904.407.7063.
The annual Thursday Night Workin’ Man’s Bass Tournament season will start before we know it! The 2019 series begins April 4th and runs through August 29th. Last year the tournament raised $5,000 for Community Hospice & Palliative Care.
Again this year, we need volunteers to help sell 50/50 raffle tickets on Thursday nights. The shift is usually from about 6:00pm-8:30pm depending on sunset time. As we did last year, we’d like volunteers to sign up for one shift per month April-August. If you can’t commit to a monthly shift, we’d still love to have you come out and help on any date you’re available!! By volunteering your time for this fundraiser you are providing vital support to the patients and families we serve. We could not do this without you!
To sign up for a shift or for any questions, please contact Kim Cherry, development assistant, Foundation, at 904.407.6154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OceanWave Quilters Guild: Thank you to the women of the OceanWave Quilters Guild who handcrafted 700 heart-shaped pillows for our patients. They have gone above and beyond by delivering these beautiful pillows with love and compassion.
(right) Robin Raines, Manager of the Southside Home Patient-Care Team, along with (left) Diane Hoang, PSP, hold up some of these beautiful quilts that will be given to our patients.
Coastal Quilters of Northeast Florida: Thank you to the women of the Coastal Quilters of Northeast Florida who donated 40 lovely quilts for our patients. Each one reflects the creativity of art in designed and hand crafting to pull the beauty of the material used.
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 236 services for dogs and cats of our patients. We have adopted out 39 dogs and 37 cats during this time period.
Pets waiting to be adopted:
Currently, we have 3 dogs and 3 cats who need new forever homes. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Whitney at 904.470.0688 or email her at email@example.com.
You can also head to our Facebook page to take a look at these wonderful animals.
We also wanted to provide a quick Pet Therapy update. Two of our wonderful Pet Therapy animals, Vito and King, are featured on billboards at Atlantic Boulevard and San Pablo Road, Blanding Boulevard and Constitution, and I-10 and Cassat Avenue.
Ready For Their Close-Up: Two of our pet therapy dogs (Vito, left and King, middle) are now on billboards at Atlantic & San Pablo; Blanding & Constitution; and I-10 & Cassat.
Please be sure to contact your Volunteer Coordinator for your copy of our 2019 Pet Therapy Calendar -- it's not too late!
Our Volunteer Services Department is always here to help. Please click here for a list of contacts who are here to provide you support!
Nikki Fox-Nash Celeste Pattee
The Volunteer Services Department bid happy trails to two dedicated staff members: Administrative Assistant Nikki Fox-Nash retired after 28 years of faithful service to the Volunteer Services Department and Celeste Pattee said goodbye to Community Hospice after 12 years of stellar service to the Volunteer Services Department and Foundation.
Nikki’s humor and “wee reminders” will be missed along with Celeste's warm smile and unwavering willingness to help.
Thank you, Nikki and Celeste, for all you did over your combined 40 years of service to help fulfill the mission of Community Hospice.
Join pet and art lovers for a creative and fun evening on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Portraits of Loyalty: we will paint our furry loved ones and support the Pet Peace of Mind program.
All levels are welcome and there will be lots of artistic help! All participants must register beforehand -- please click here to sign up.
Please be sure to submit a high-resolution photo to Betsy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 904.608.3159 by Tuesday, April 5. A donation of $75 will secure your spot. For Community Hospice & Palliative Care volunteer appreciation week, the special donation price is $50. Space is very limited!
Just a note, Thrift Shop volunteers will be receiving this new time clock feature in the next few months.
If you are a Patient 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.