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Pictured are Hospice of the Golden Isles volunteers Mary Groty, from left, first row, Ann Granger, Linda Rutland and Al Suto; Eunice Ellis, from left, second row, Viola Baker, Bev Bilderback, Trish Burns, volunteer coordinator, Cassidy Edwards and Joey Lane; and Harry Easterling, third row, from left, James Vivenzio, Guy Rutland, Donna Maxwell, Barbara Foster, Charlie Mathers, Terry Leahey, Doug Leahey and Josh Maul

Due to the world-wide pandemic, many area residents find themselves spending much more idle time at home. Hospice of the Golden Isles (HGI) Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Burns, thinks this is the perfect time to orient and onboard new volunteers who must complete online training and background checks before becoming HGI volunteers.

Although volunteers may not visit patients during the current healthcare crisis, when HGI is given the green light to do so, administrative volunteers, to make calls and help with correspondence, as well as music therapy and pet therapy volunteers, will be needed.

“This is our opportunity to reinforce our volunteer base and to have everyone trained and ready once we are able to have volunteers back at the Hospice House and in patients’ homes,” said Burns.

For more information or to volunteer, visit the website at https://hospice.me/giving/volunteer/ or contact Trish Burns at 912-265-4735 or PatriciaBurns@hospice.me.