Make a Difference
The Goshen Community Care & Hospice relies heavily on its volunteer force.
Volunteers are out in the community driving residents to doctors appointments or occasional shopping. They visit those who are homebound and residents in nursing homes and hospitals. They spend time hospice volunteering , preparing a meal, or helping out at the Tuesday senior social. This is truly neighbor helping neighbor.
We are always looking for volunteers who would like to share their talents at our Tuesday Social as well. Are you a yoga instructor that would be willing to offer a chair class? Are you a painter that can host a painting party? Do you have an abundance of knowledge on an interesting topic you would like to present and have discussion about? Do you want to share your green thumb expertise with a plant potting class? Give me a call at the office and we can discuss your idea and plan a time for you to share your talent. 860-491-4673(HOPE)
Here are a few feedback comments from some of our clients and volunteers!
From a client
I am very appreciative of all the volunteers who are providing me with rides to my appointments. They are always prompt , helpful and very kind. It’s a joy to ride with them along with good conversation and a few laughs”From a Goshen Client
From a Volunteer
I have truly enjoyed being a GCC&H volunteer for the past 13 years because it is so rewarding. I get to meet so many different people who have so many interesting life stories and they all want to share them with me, it’s such a blessing being a volunteer!
I’ve learned everything from the history of the town to the vegetables you can plant. Everyone I’ve helped has been so appreciative of my time and attention. It’s also rewarding to see the improvement in people’s physical condition if I have helped transport them to doctor and physical therapy appointments.” –Eileen Finnan, Volunteer
More comments from clients and volunteers are welcomed!
Would you be interested in becoming a volunteer? There are many opportunities available with the flexibility to meet your schedule.
We offer many opportunities including driving residents to appointments, visitation in the home, hospital and nursing home. Friendly phone calls, short term meals, hospice volunteers, water booth volunteers (Goshen Fair) and senior social helpers.
If you have some time to share with our residents, we would love to hear from you. We touch the lives of many. What a gift our volunteers are to our community.
For more information call 860-491-(HOPE) 4673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“There is no greater joy, no greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life”
Mary Rose McGeady