Volunteer News

This page offers information on Arkansas Hospice volunteer training sessions and other special announcements.

Holiday Gift Wrap Booths

Once again this year, our Volunteer Department will have Holiday Gift Wrap Booths at several of our offices and locations. Donations will be greatly appreciated, and proceeds benefit the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Department.

This year, the booths will be open weekdays from Nov. 27-Dec. 22. Please call a location near you to learn more.  

Now available: 2018 Arkansas Hospice Therapy Dog & Friends Calendar

The Arkansas Hospice 2018 Therapy Dog & Friends Calendar is now available! Each month features a beautiful photo of one of our therapy dogs while each day is brightened with a photo of a very precious pet, submitted by a member of our Arkansas Hospice community. You’ll get a whole year’s worth of enjoyment from looking at these fantastic photos of dogs, cats and a few other surprising critters!

Calendars are $10 each and available at our Corporate Office, located at 14 Parkstone Circle in North Little Rock.

To learn more about the calendars or about the Arkansas Hospice Therapy Dog Program, please contact Harriet Hawkins, Director of Volunteers, at 501-748-3392 (toll free at 877-713-2348) or at hhawkins@arkansashospice.org.

2016 Volunteer of the Year

Gary Moore of Hensley was named Arkansas Hospice’s Volunteer of the Year at our yearly holiday luncheon, held at Temple B’Nai Israeli in Little Rock. Gary lives in Hensley and helps provide patient care for our Pine Bluff office. Also receiving special recognition were our Arkansas Hospice therapy dogs. The dogs couldn’t be present , but their families represented them very well. A special tribute was also paid to Jan Herrick, our longtime volunteer coordinator in Hot Springs who passed away in June. Photos from the luncheon can be viewed by clicking here.

2015 Volunteers of the Year

Arkansas Hospice’s Volunteers of the Year for 2015 were recognized at our yearly volunteer holiday luncheon, held at Temple B’Nai Israel in Little Rock. They are:

• Central: Andrea Meurer
• Russellville: Bill Belovicz
• Conway: Dennis Quinn
• Hot Springs: Kathleen Tatham
• Searcy: Barbara Allen
• Batesville: Bennie Burks
• Pine Bluff/Monticello: Ashlei Mack

Special awards of appreciation were also presented to Walt Hollis and the LRAFB Quilting Ministry. Photos from the lunch can be viewed by clicking here.

Volunteer Training

All volunteers who help care for Arkansas Hospice patients are trained and certified.

Topics covered during training include:
  • The history and philosophy of hospice
  • The hospice team process
  • Patient care and comfort
  • Communication skills
  • The psychosocial dynamics of death and dying
There is no cost for this training, which is held at Arkansas Hospice offices throughout the year. Please check our Training Schedule page to see information about scheduled sessions. 

Contact us for more information.