Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 18-24. The not-for-profit hospice is grateful for the contributions of its volunteers and the work they do each and every day to support our staff in providing superior care and superior services to the patients and families we have the privilege of serving.
Volunteers provide a variety of services throughout the community. Visiting with patients, delivering supplies, assisting with office duties, and making keepsake items for patients and families are just a few ways volunteers donate their time. In addition, Veteran volunteers are a part of the American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice by performing Veteran recognition ceremonies to honor the service of Veteran patients.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many volunteer activities were put on hold. However, volunteers provided support wherever they could to support the mission of Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care while following COVID-19 guidelines. During the past year, volunteers have made cloth face masks for staff. Volunteers also made phone calls to patients to keep in touch with them since they could not visit them in-person.
One highlight of volunteers serving the mission of Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care in 2020 was providing patients with a warm, cozy gift at Christmas. Through perseverance and determination, they made more than 50 fleece blankets for patients in time for Christmas. Click here to read the full story.
Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care is holding a Volunteer Recognition Drive-Through event to honor and recognize volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care is thankful for the service of its volunteers and their continued support of our mission. Volunteers are truly the heart of hospice care.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, click here.