Volunteer News

2019 Volunteers of the Year

Arkansas Hospice’s Volunteers of the Year for 2019 were recognized at our yearly volunteer holiday luncheon, held at Temple B’Nai Israel in Little Rock. They are:

  • Central: Bill Waters
  • Batesville: Gayle Silberhorn
  • Conway: Joseph Bryant
  • Hot Springs: Jeannie Wilson
  • Hot Springs: Kathy Danley and therapy dogs Willie, Ranger and Sophie
  • Pine Bluff: Gary Moore
  • Pine Bluff: Norman Clark
  • Russellville: Daniel Childers
  • Russellville: Mildred Smith
  • Searcy: Vickie Davidson

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.

2020 Therapy Dog & Friends Calendars Now Available

The Arkansas Hospice 2020 Therapy Dog & Friends Calendar is now available. This colorful calendar showcases a different Arkansas Hospice therapy dog every month, while each day of the year is brightened with a photo of a pet submitted by a member of our Arkansas Hospice community. Calendars are $12 each and available at our Arkansas Hospice area offices. To find the location nearest you, please click here.

To learn more about the Arkansas Hospice Therapy Dog Program, please click here or contact Harriet Hawkins, Director of Volunteers, at hhawkins@arkansashospice.org.

Holiday Gift Wrap Booths

Once again this year, our Volunteer Department will have Holiday Gift Wrap Booths at several of our area offices. Donations will be greatly appreciated, and proceeds benefit the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Department. This year, the booths will be open weekdays, beginning Monday, Dec. 2. Please call a location near you to learn more.

2018 Volunteers of the Year

Arkansas Hospice’s Volunteers of the Year for 2018 were recognized at our yearly volunteer holiday luncheon, held at Temple B’Nai Israel in Little Rock. They are:

  • Central: Linda Pratt
  • Russellville: Betty Ladd
  • Searcy: Ron Mallonee
  • Batesville: Margie Prothro
  • Hot Springs: Ronald Kaddatz
  • Pine Bluff/Monticello: Jonell Kelly

2017 Volunteers of the Year

Arkansas Hospice’s Volunteers of the Year for 2017 were recognized at our yearly volunteer holiday luncheon, held at Temple B’Nai Israel in Little Rock. They are:

  • Central: Susan Hiller
  • Russellville: Betty Ladd
  • Conway: Earnestine Jones
  • Hot Springs: Mary Schultze and therapy dog Reese Schultze
  • Searcy: Tammy Allen

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.

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.

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