Category: Volunteers

Meet a JSSA Hospice Volunteer: Sue W.

Sue W., a retired nurse, began volunteering with JSSA Hospice and Transitions in April 2014. In her own words, she shares what she loves about being a hospice volunteer and some of her favorite patient moments. I love this work because if I can help a person be happy, it makes me happy. I have […]

Meet JSSA Hospice Volunteers: Joan and Nelson

Volunteering for JSSA Hospice and Transitions seemed a natural fit for Joan following her retirement from geriatric social work and care management. At one of the training sessions, her instructor mentioned the need for more male hospice volunteers, so Joan recruited her husband, Nelson, who was also retired. Ten years later, Joan and Nelson, the only […]

Meet a JSSA Hospice Volunteer: Amanda B.

Amanda B. started volunteering at JSSA in 2017. In her own words, she discusses her experience visiting hospice patients, plus the skills and lessons she has learned as a JSSA hospice volunteer.

JSSA Thanks Volunteers with a “Mindful” Evening

JSSA hosted an interactive evening for volunteers on May 25, 2017 to thank them for their selfless service across our volunteer programs. The theme of the night was “Taking Care of Others, Taking Care of Ourselves.” Following opening remarks from Todd Schenk, CEO; Natalie Merkur-Rose, Director of Outreach; and Elana Premack Sandler, Director of Volunteer […]

Canine Chronicles with Quincy, a JSSA Therapy Dog – Vol. 1

When I first saw the ad in the Montgomery Gazette, I realized the potential of JSSA’s hospice volunteer program for pet therapy dogs. It would be a wonderful community service opportunity for me and my 2-year-old French poodle, Quincy, who is handsome, calm, and loves people. However, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to […]

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