From the early days of its 1983 founding, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice has been empowered by the passion and dedication of its volunteers, a news release stated. Today, devoted individuals throughout south-central and southeast Kansas are actively involved in supporting the not-for-profit organization’s programs and services in the community.


From the early days of its 1983 founding, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice has been empowered by the passion and dedication of its volunteers, a news release stated. Today, devoted individuals throughout south-central and southeast Kansas are actively involved in supporting the not-for-profit organization’s programs and services in the community.
Hospice began in the United States more than 30 years ago as a largely volunteer-driven community movement. In recognition of their work, a volunteer cook-out will be at Botanica in Wichita.
These volunteers bring companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, often a time when people find themselves with concerns and questions and in need of compassion. They bring respite to family caregivers who are caring for dying loved ones and struggling with their own grief and loss. They provide support with local outreach efforts and essential administrative tasks.
“We are thankful for our volunteers every day of the year, but National Volunteer Week is a time when we can celebrate all they do and remind everyone that hospice volunteers are an invaluable and essential component to hospice,” Anita Dorf, chief quality and volunteer officer, said in a news release.
To learn more about hospice or volunteering, visit www.yourlocalhospice.org or call (800) 767-4965.