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Dear Volunteers,

To those who have been volunteering all summer, thank you for sharing your time with us. And to those who have been away for a while, we look forward to your return. Your work is so important in helping us to provide the best healthcare experience for our patients and their families.

We sincerely appreciate all that you do.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Attached here is our calendar of Regional Volunteer Educational Meetings through June, 2014. We encourage all of our volunteers to attend one of the sessions on each topic, selecting the time and location most convenient for you. No matter what you do as a volunteer, we think you will find these interesting and of value. Each meeting will feature:

  • A presentation by our clinical staff on topics that will enhance your knowledge of what we provide as an organization, and additional ways that you who are patient visiting volunteers can assist the patients assigned to you.
  • Tips on caring for yourself
  • Time to meet other volunteers, share your experiences, receive and provide support, and learn about new services and programs
  • Light refreshments; please RSVP to the coordinator in charge of the session you select, so we have plenty of food.

Hospice t-shirts are in!

Volunteer t-shirtWe have a shirt for each of you, with a suggested donation of $3 to our Foundation to offset some of the cost. Help us, to make Hospice of Palm Beach County and Hospice of Broward County the hospices that everyone knows about, by proudly wearing your shirt when volunteering - or anytime for that matter!

We will have shirts at each of the Regional Volunteer Meetings and the Annual Meeting!!!

Polo shirtFor those who prefer a polo shirt,

you can purchase one for $20. Just let your coordinator know what size and color you would like. They come in men’s and women’s sizes in white, tan, light blue, light green, yellow or red.

Help us reach others who want to volunteer.

Volunteer brochureWe are in need of more volunteers to help meet our growing needs to see patients, help with projects and work in our resale shops. If you know others who would like to experience the joys of volunteering, as you do, tell your coordinators. Also, those who belong to clubs, or live in a community that has a clubhouse, meeting room or newsletter, please share who to contact with your coordinator. We would like to schedule presentations on the ‘Joys of Volunteering’, ‘Ways to Reduce Stress’ and other interesting topics with your friends and neighbors. Thank you for helping us to reach others.

Annual Volunteer Meeting

In Celebration of National Hospice Month
Tuesday, November 5 from 5:00pm – 6:30 pm
Program at 5:30pm • Food and Door Prizes
Charles W. Gerstenberg Hospice Center
5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach
RSVP by October 29 by calling 561-273-2218

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thank you again,

Sue Gallup, Joe Hamilton, Nancy Smith, Maura Taggart, Annie Richards, Shannon Noble, Marilyn Cherilus, Laura Alexander, Jean Dolne, Kathy Barker

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