GUEST COLUMN: Help hospice patients, their families in 2014

Published: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 07:39 PM.

Covenant’s fundraising events are the perfect fit for those wanting to have fun and socialize with others.

Volunteers who enjoy office work or computers can find a home in administrative support.

Individuals with care-giving experience or emotional and spiritual support skills may choose to visit Covenant’s patients and families in their homes or nursing facilities.

Those who have experienced the loss of a loved one understand what families have gone through, and make wonderful bereavement volunteers. Volunteers receive specialized training that prepares them to volunteer in their area of interest. 

Our volunteers help patients and their families by gardening, cleaning yards, making simple home repairs, building wheelchair ramps, sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking.

Covenant Hospice promises our volunteers that they will find a sense of purpose, worthwhile work and realization that they are making a difference. That’s why more than 2,600 individuals have chosen to give an important part of their lives to Covenant Hospice. 

The Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has presented Awards of Excellence for the Ambassador Volunteer Program, the Reflections Life Review Journal Program and the Tuck-in Program. The late Sam Goldenberg and his wife, Joyce, long-time Covenant Hospice volunteers, received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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