Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 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 and its affiliates while following COVID-19 guidelines. During the past year, volunteers across the state have written letters of encouragement to staff, sewn cloth face masks, crafted face mask extenders, decorated and delivered Christmas trees, made blankets for patients, decorated patient windows at long-term care facilities, made arrangements for personal protective equipment donations, and more.
Thank you to our volunteers for their continued support of our mission. Volunteers are truly the heart of hospice care.
We invite you take a moment to read about some of our volunteers at Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and how they serve our mission.
- Molly Mickle has been a volunteer for more than eight years. She provides office support. Molly enjoys helping people and doing something good for the community.
- Mary Paisley has volunteered for two years. She visits with patients. Mary enjoys listening to patients’ memories and sharing common experiences.
- Glenna Rowe has been a volunteer for six years after retiring from teaching. She provides caregiver relief and makes patient visits. Her favorite memory was being able to help care for a friend with whom she taught during her teaching career.
- Mary Lou Schluep has been a volunteer for two years. She wants to give comfort and friendship to patients. She enjoys sitting with patients and holding their hands.
- Steven Schrader has been volunteering for more than six years. He stocks and delivers supplies. He became a volunteer because he believes in the importance of hospice care.
- Paula Stepter has been a volunteer for more than three years. She became a volunteer because she likes being there for people in a time of need. She enjoys seeing patients smile during visits and making friendships.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, click here.