Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio began with a small group of visionaries giving their time…
Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 17-23. This week is an opportunity to recognize the impact our volunteers have on our not-for-profit organization and our patients facing a life-limiting illness or injury.
Volunteers provide a variety of services throughout the community including visits with patients, delivering supplies, assisting with office support, and making keepsake items for patients and families. In addition, Veteran volunteers are part of American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice, performing Veteran recognition ceremonies to honor the service of Veteran patients.
Thank you to our volunteers for their ongoing support for our mission. Volunteers are truly the heart of hospice care.
We invite you to read about some of our volunteers at Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio and how they serve our mission.
- Rebecca Randall has been a volunteer with Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio for three years, joining her daughter who enjoyed being a volunteer. Rebecca is part of the American Pride® Veteran Care program and make homemade goods for patients and families. Her favorite memory is the feeling of kinship when they salute Veterans during the pinning ceremony and they salute back.
- Peggy Streby is a former Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio staff member. Since her retirement, she has been volunteering for two and a half years. She makes patient gowns, lap quilts, busy mats, and other comfort items. She also helps with fundraising events. She loves hearing from the care teams that the comfort items make a difference for patients.
- Jo Streby has been a volunteer for three years with Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio. She makes patient gowns, lap quilts, busy mats, and other comfort items. She also helps with fundraising events including the golf outing and Ladies Night Out. Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio cared for her parents and her husband. She credits her husband with being able to spend his last days in the comfort of their home because of the excellent care he received. She became a volunteer to give back to Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio.
- Amina Bashir has been a volunteer with Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio for six months. She visits with patients and their families, providing comfort. She enjoys sitting with patients and providing comfort to them. She also answers phone calls and helps the nurse or the personal care specialist with anything they need.
If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please visit: https://www.hospiceofcentralohio.org/volunteers/