O’Neal: Volunteers make a world of difference

Volunteers are a vital part of Richmond County Hospice, and we have been fortunate to have several give of their time and talents for the last 30 years.

As a nonprofit organization volunteer hours are required by Medicare, and those hours must match 5 percent of our paid clinical staff hours. On Nov. 21, 1985, 54 volunteers were honored for completing the first volunteer training at Richmond County Hospice. Although the training has changed much over the last 30 years, the goal to provide volunteer services to our patients and families remains the same.

Lisa O'Neal

Lisa O’Neal

Volunteers, giving of their time and talents, continue to impact the patients and families and also Richmond County Hospice staff. The week of April 12-18 is recognized as National Volunteer Week and Richmond County Hospice will be hosting its annual Volunteer Banquet during that week. Volunteers are a huge asset to Richmond County Hospice and it is a pleasure to provide a banquet to show our appreciation to each and every individual that volunteered in the last year.

These volunteers held many different roles at Richmond County Hospice, including: Patient care; Office support; Volunteen program; Bereavement; Fundraisers and Special events.

If interested in becoming a part of our hospice team or any questions regarding volunteering, please call 910-997-4464.

Lisa O’Neal is volunteer coordinator at Richmond County Hospice. 

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