Volunteer News

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

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 Calendar

Work is now underway on the 2020 Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Department Therapy Dog & Friends Calendar.

Each month will feature a large photo of an Arkansas Hospice Therapy Dog. The individual days of the year will be filled with photos of your animals of any kind – thus “and Friends.” Only one pet may be pictured per square. Dates are $12 each, which includes a copy of the calendar for each date you choose.

To participate, please follow these instructions:

  • Pick and email your date(s) to ahpetcalendar@arkansashospice.org. They will be on a first-come basis. You will be notified if it is not available.
  • Email your photos to ahpetcalendar@arkansashospice.org. Include your name (or owner), the name of the pet, and the specific date. The minimum file size is 100K. If you send a photo from your phone, choose “actual size.”
  • Please be sure the photograph is well-lit.
  • Send your $12 per square when you send your photo. No cash, please. Put “Therapy Dog Calendar” on the memo line of your check along with the pet’s name(s) and date(s).
  • Pictures submitted for previous calendars cannot be accessed.

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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