April 11, 2023 (Jacksonville, Fla.) – April is National Volunteer Month, and Community Hospice & Palliative Care is dedicated to promoting and celebrating volunteerism. Volunteers are diverse and special members of the community, offering companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members.
Throughout the month, the volunteer department will be highlighting individual volunteers and their stories through social media channels. A volunteer appreciation celebration will be held at The University of North Florida, where attendees will enjoy a luncheon with a message of appreciation from our leadership team.
“Volunteers make up a vital contribution to the ongoing operations of Community Hospice & Palliative Care. In 2022, volunteers provided a cost savings of $1.2 million to our organization with 36,341 service hours. The skills and talents of volunteers serve the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients and provide welcomed clerical support for our departments,” said Dan Batty, Manager of Volunteer Services. “Whether it is pet therapy, music, art, making a heart pillow or quilt, or pinning a veteran, our volunteers serve in many diverse ways.”
Community Hospice & Palliative Care has over 500 volunteers who bring their many talents and educational backgrounds to help make a difference in the community.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit Volunteer.CommunityHospice.com for more information.
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About Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 43-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 525 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its 10 inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit CommunityHospice.com