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The compassionate reach of VNA Health Care lies not only in the hands of our professional health care team but with our dedicated volunteers who actively ensure that people in need are never forgotten. For more information on becoming a VNA Hospice volunteer, click here.
Don & Dee Kelly
For over 10 years, Don and Dee Kelly have volunteered for any opportunity that came along with VNA Hospice. They have visited with patients, helped with mailings, and more. Their greatest satisfaction comes from bringing comfort to others. During the holidays, Don and Dee deliver holiday gifts to VNA patients in local nursing homes. Their generous spirits want to make sure to remember everyone. They've included other nursing home patients without family or friends in their gifts and visits.
Dee and Don both experienced VNA Hospice as they lost their spouses. They met during a VNA Grief Support Group and married several years later. They live in Aurora and are priceless VNA volunteers. In 2013, The Compassion Foundation honored them for their service to VNA and our patients.
Edie Hard wanted to volunteer with a non-profit organization. She was not sure she wanted to be a hospice volunteer. She pictured herself doing office work, not working with patients. It turned out VNA Hospice needed a good clerical assistant, and Edie's skills fit the bill. Once she learned what hospice is all about, she decided to try visiting with a patient. She worried it might be uncomfortable or depressing work. It proved to be anything but that. Edie describes the volunteer role as 'offering friendship to someone in need'. She found it satisfying to be able to offer comfort and companionship through her visits. Edie has been an active volunteer with VNA Hospice since 2007; more recently her focus has been back to the clerical side. Edie says, "I enjoy the connections with people through volunteering at VNA. I like being a part of the caring and compassionate Hospice team."