Volunteer Managers Make a Difference
Volunteers play a very important part, not only in hospice care, but in the world. A volunteer is defined as a person who performs a service willingly and without pay. In hospice, volunteer services can include things like pet therapy, massage, manicures, making memory bears, or simply sitting with a patient to provide comfort and support and even to reminisce.
And how would volunteers be able to provide these invaluable services if it weren’t for Volunteer Managers? Volunteer Managers are responsible for selecting, training, and supervising the volunteer staff of an organization. They also plan and organize events that bring joy to patients.
The first observation of International Volunteer Managers Day started in 1999 and was celebrated on December 5 in conjunction with International Volunteers Day. Then in 2006, when the IVMDay International Supporters Group was formed, it was moved to its own day on November 1st. After one more shift in dates, the date is now on November 5th.
Why am I a Grane Hospice Volunteer Coordinator?
Volunteer Contributions for Our Patients
Please join us in celebrating International Volunteer Managers Day on November 5, focusing on the theme ‘What’s Next?’
Volunteer Managers, we thank you for all you do!