Aristotle once said, "The essence of life is to serve others and do good." Volunteering is one of the most fulfilling and healthy activities one can do to improve their life. In fact, volunteerism improves health by strengthening the body, improving mood, and lessening stress.
60% of hiring managers see the act of volunteerism as a valuable asset when making recruitment decisions according to a study performed by Career Builder.
Though individuals between the ages of 35 and 54 are the most likely to volunteer their time according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, here at Harmony we are blessed with many college students and older adult volunteers.
Harmony volunteers make such a difference in the lives of our patients and their loved ones. Simply sitting and reading to a person who is facing the end of their life helps bring peace and comfort. You can't imagine the importance of our volunteers' work. They are part of Harmony's circle of care along with the doctor, nurse, social, worker, CNA, and spiritual counselor.
National Volunteer Week is April 19 - 25th. Let's take the time to thank everyone who volunteers in our community. At Harmony Hospice, we truly value our volunteers and we're forever grateful to each and every one of them.