It’s National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate our dedicated hospice volunteers.
Sadly, the work of our volunteers has been on hold in compliance with COVID-19 provincial health orders. Like the rest of the world we have taken to gathering virtually. It’s not quite the same but it’s heartwarming to experience a sense of connection among our caring and compassionate community of volunteers.
One of the ways we’re sparking conversation is through a recently launched volunteer book club, which now has close to 50 members. Up for discussion is With the End in Mind: Dying, Death & Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Dr. Kathryn Mannix, a UK-based palliative care physician of more than thirty years.
We’re pleased to share a very special message of thanks from Dr. Mannix herself:
Happy National Volunteer Week! Please join us as we celebrate our amazing hospice volunteers and the almost 13 million volunteers across Canada!
“Volunteers are the beating heart of our hospices, we could not provide that kind of care and that outreach to people without your help, your support, and your love.”— Dr. Kathryn Mannix