A Friend To Count On
Sunshine Volunteers are the heart of ABC Hospice. These remarkable volunteers choose to give their time, love and energy to hospice patients and their families to help make a difficult time more bearable.
Volunteers receive training designed to teach them the many aspects of working with terminally ill patients and their family members. ABC Hospice Sunshine Volunteers assist patients and families in a variety of ways, such as:
- Staying with patients for a specific time period to allow caregivers to go out or perhaps take a nap
- Grocery Shopping
- Companionship to the patient and family members
- Emotional support
- Writing letters for patients
- Picking up patient medications from the pharmacy
- Offering support via telephone
The relationships that develop between our hospice patients, family members and volunteers is special. Many of the Sunshine Volunteers were once family members of an ABC Hospice patient. They understand first hand how much family members rely on volunteers to lean on during such a trying time.
Tiffany Brown enjoys being a volunteer with ABC Hospice, she says, “I enjoy being able to cut patients hair and help them feel more like themselves. It is a difficult time in their lives and anything I can do to make them feel better makes me feel good."
Our team of volunteers are truly dedicated to making the lives of our patients and family members as stress free as possible. To learn more about our volunteers, or to become an ABC Hospice Sunshine Volunteer, contact us at 1.866.479.2227.