Very rewarding and fullfilling opportunity
Education Coord/Manager of Volunteer Svcs (Former Employee) – Stuart, FL – August 2, 2016
Each and every day at Treasure Coast Hospice to me was indeed a treasure because I got the opportunity to train volunteers from all facets of life, each with their own journey to share. I get an understanding of their background and what fulfillment they get from volunteering at a hospice organization. I get more reward out of each session than I could possibly give them. Going into facilities and touching the patients, sharing with them, hearing their stories and just being there in that crucial moment for them is more rewarding than I can ever explain. Being able to touch someone's life when no one else is willing to is indeed a special gift that should not be taken lightly and that's what I got to do with great pleasure, working at Treasure Coast Hospice. I worked with a great team of individuals to put procedures in place that will benefit the patient and their families. The Pet Peace of Mind program - having a volunteer go into the home of a patient who cannot take care of their pets and walk the dogs, feed, take to the vet/groomer, gives the patients the peace of mind knowing their extended family member is being cared for. The hardest part of my job was when the patient (my buddy as we called them) died. The most rewarding and enjoyable part of my job was helping a volunteer to see what their true gift was and matching them with the appropriate patient and also seeing the smile on the face of a patient as a volunteer walks into their room to visit. I am blessed to have had this journey at Treasure Coast Hospice.