Testimonials

The following are comments provided by volunteers at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island:

"I am so happy to be a part of something so good. I have no complaints, only appreciation." ~ Denise Baxter
"It always seems to be that I get more from hospice patients that I give them. They have enriched my life." ~ Bill Buell
"Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island remains a gold standard for compassionate care. The staff and other volunteers provide continuing support and the patients and families that I meet inspire me each week." ~ Bob Chiappinelli
"Kudos to all the great staff." ~ Mary Condry
"2007 was a year in which I was privileged to be with a very interesting and courageous lady, also in single services to meet a most selfless caregiver and an inspiring extended family." ~ Carol Cote
"Thank you to hospice for inspiring me by an in-service on Reiki. I became a Reiki master. I love what I do. I feel honored to be a part of the Philip Hulitar Center." ~ Aileen Daniels
"My experience has been very positive. Each person I visit or have visited is unique and each has given me much. Also the two vigils I have done have been a privilege." ~ Sister Jacqueline Dickey
"I can’t say enough for the efficiency and 'productivity' of the staff." ~ Jean Dixon
"It is a pleasure dealing with the volunteer coordinators. The patients that I have seen during the past year are very dear to me." ~ Ann Doherty
"I continue to find my hospice experience positive and gratifying and appreciate the terrific support afforded me." ~ Bruce Donovan
"I love this volunteer 'job.' Everyone at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island are compassionate and loving people. It is an honor to serve." ~ Mary Fontes
"I would like to take this opportunity to say how honored I am to be able to help out. I am very committed in doing what I can." ~ Jean Greenhagen
"I continue to find hospice work rewarding because of the people I meet - hospice staff, volunteers and the patients and their families. I have been richly blessed." ~ Elsa Grieder
"I wish I could do more. Thank you for offering us wonderful opportunities to assist families at this important time in their lives. I want to support your wonderful, comprehensive efforts. Thank you for being such an inspiring organization." ~ Mary Hackman
"The experience has been very rewarding. The staff is very helpful." ~ John Harwood
"It has been an honor and a privilege to offer Reiki support to those in need of hospice care. The rewards, on a personal level are great, more than I anticipated." ~ Susan Kelly
"When I am able to help out it gives me a sense of appreciation what Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island's mission is - serving, helping, listening, caring when people are going through one of the greatest crisis in their lives. Camp BraveHeart was very special - the children were wonderful." ~ Jean Larson
"It is my pleasure and a very small token to give." ~ Donald Lynch
"I find the staff at HHPCRI well-organized and extremely supportive. It is a pleasure working with them." ~ Dan McCarthy
"My life has been so enriched by my 10-year involvement with hospice as a bereavement volunteer." ~ Valerie McCormick
"I have continued to enjoy and find it very satisfying to be a part of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island. It is a great organization and a real pleasure to volunteer for." ~ Sharon McMahon
"Hospice volunteering has become an important part of my life and I really enjoy it. It has been more challenging than I predicted to balance working full-time and volunteering, but other than that everything has gone smoothly." ~ Justin Millan
"I have found my volunteer work for hospice to be very rewarding. Wonderful staff as well." ~ Diane Montone
"I am proud to be a volunteer for hospice. I feel the in-service training sessions are an excellent aid and contribute to our team support." ~ Margaret Moore
"Volunteers are treated well by hospice staff and made to feel special. Thanks!" ~ Nancy Mowbray
"Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island does phenomenal stuff...all hospices are not created equal. Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island is very different and the very best because of its holistic and total commitment to patients and staff - unpaid and paid alike. Many thanks to share the opportunity." ~ Arthur Plitt
"It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as a hospice volunteer." ~ Betty Prairie
"Thank you. I feel honored to be a hospice volunteer." ~ Carol Rausch
"Foxey and I are enjoying working as a pet therapy team and finding it quite gratifying." ~ Roberta Ritter
"All the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island staff are so overwhelmingly supportive - it is greatly appreciated. Volunteer work is extremely rewarding. It is a privilege to share these special moments with hospice patients." ~ Lauri Schutz
"I have had the privilege to volunteer for five or six Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island patients this year, two were 'long term.' I found the on-going involvement with these two women to be very rewarding. As I continue to visit one of these women, I truly have to wonder who benefits more from these women's visits - them or me?" ~ Madeleine Stepanian
"I am honored to be a part of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island and am humbled and blessed to be able to provide Reiki at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center." ~ Mary Stevenson
"The time I can give has been some of the most thought-provoking moments in the week! It is a good 'fit' for me and I look forward to each experience with hospice and their patients." ~ Jan Tirocchi
"My work as a hospice volunteer is very meaningful and rewarding." ~ Hilary Transue
"I have had some incredible experiences with hospice. Being asked to bring my dog (Aladdin) to a patient's wake was remarkable and I felt like it was a privilege to be there as the family hugged and kissed and thanked Aladdin." ~ Anne Tremblay
"I am enjoying being a volunteer for Hospice. The services you provide are incredible and invaluable." ~ Marie Ward
"This is my 9th year with Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island and I still get great satisfaction working with patients." ~ Ann Yidiaris