Help people in your community – Join the Summa Health at Home Team!
As a Summa Health at Home volunteer, you have the opportunity to help patients and families in your own community, who are in need of hospice care. Our volunteers consider it a privilege to be part of someone’s life at this precious and sacred time. The lives of our patients and families are enriched through relationships with dedicated and caring volunteers.
Pictured in the photo at the left is Elaine Fisher, who has been a Summa Health at Home hospice volunteer for 7 years. She is pictured with hospice patient, Shirley Soloveiko (right). Elaine visits Shirley weekly providing respite for Shirley’s daughters. Recently, Elaine participated in a Legacy Project helping to compile a book of poems written by Shirley into a Keepsake for her family. Linda Mize, special project volunteer, is a gifted watercolorist who prepared an original painting for the book’s cover.
Elaine shares thoughts about her hospice volunteer work…
“The love of my life is my volunteer work with hospice. People often ask isn’t the work depressing? My response is: It is often sad, sometimes heartbreaking, but not depressing. If I know I’m being helpful, I feel fulfilled rather than depressed…And a respite takes such a load off caregivers, who have a pretty rough job in the best of circumstances. To give them just a few hours when they don’t have to be on high alert is a real gift.”
What our hospice volunteers say about their volunteer service…
We need many more volunteers. Do you want to do something rewarding and worthwhile too? Then join us.
Visit our Volunteer Opportunities and contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 234.200.1210.