Volunteer Appreciation

Celebrateour Incredible Volunteers!

Join us this week as we celebrate our many talented and devoted Big Bend Hospice Volunteers.

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

This is Craig Reeder, a dedicated 17 year trained patient-family volunteer. Here at BBH, we take volunteer management very seriously which includes asking questions like “do you feel fully supported, educated, appreciated and satisfied with your role?” And when one of your most loyal volunteers simply says “I think BBH is the gold standard for volunteer coordination services… just keep on doing what you are doing” You can’t help to feel a deep sense of gratitude. Thank you Craig for your many years of service and support. It’s because of people like you we are able to deliver our promise of the best quality of care for our patients and families.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Today we would like to highlight our wonderful bereavement volunteers. BBH Bereavement volunteers provide key support such as setting up, breaking down and facilitation during our weekly and monthly youth and adult meetings. Bereavement volunteers also offer valuable services and support during our annual children and teen camps. These special volunteers assist the bereavement team in making everyone feel special, unique and comfortable to just "be". Thank YOU bereavement volunteers "YOU Mean the World to Us"!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Read Candace's Blog post "Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder


A message from Sharon Davidson, Sr Director of Volunteer and Community Services

As we kick off National Volunteer Appreciation Week, I am proud to announce that Katie Mandell, BBH’s Volunteer Manager, received her Certificate in Volunteer Administration (CVA) this month.  This is a national program that highlights the important role managers have in leading a successful Volunteer program, especially in the nonprofit industry.
To me and the Senior Leaders at BBH, it shows Katie’s commitment to excellence.  It confirms that she has obtained the knowledge and experience needed to competently attract, onboard, and more importantly, support our Volunteers.
Our Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice.  Even now, during the COVID 19 pandemic, our dedicated Volunteers continue to serve.  Many are making daily calls to patient-families, writing letters, collecting donations, sewing face masks, and offering to delivery supplies to homebound patients.  They are even supporting our frontline staff by bringing lunch and snacks.
Under Katie’s leadership, our Volunteers continue to give the best of themselves.  Join us this week in congratulating Katie and honoring our Volunteers!

Check back tomorrow as we continue to honor our wonderful BBH Volunteers!