PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (April 14, 2014) – Gulfside Hospice hosted three volunteer picnics in East, West and Central Pasco during National Volunteers’ Week, April 6 – 12, 2014, as a way to show appreciation to the more than 500 volunteers that do everything from sorting clothes at the Thrift Shoppes to sitting with patients.
Altogether, more than 150 volunteers attended the three picnics in their honor. They enjoyed food, sweets and even some door prizes. Each volunteer was also presented with a 2014 volunteer recognition pin and shopping tote bag.
“Last fiscal year, Gulfside Hospice volunteers donated 80,671 hours of service,” announced Kelly Milner, Director of Volunteer Services for Gulfside Hospice. “Gulfside volunteers are an integral part of our organization and work within many facets of the company. Their dedication and compassion is truly amazing!”
Gulfside Hospice is always looking for more volunteers, especially during summer months when many of the volunteers head back to their northern homes. Volunteer positions are available at our five Thrift Shoppe locations, as well as helping in the kitchen and serving meals at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills and greeting visitors at all four Gulfside’s Centers for Hospice Care. Patient care and spiritual care volunteers are also needed.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer must complete an orientation class, during which participants will learn about the valuable role Gulfside Hospice serves in our community, and the various volunteer opportunities available to help care for patients and families during their most difficult times. For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call 800-561-4883 or visit www.GHPPC.org.
The mission of Gulfside Hospice is to provide compassionate, quality care to individuals and their loved ones as they face life-limiting illnesses. For more information about Gulfside Hospice services, call (800) 561-4883 or visit www.GHPPC.org.