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Hospice celebrates volunteers this week
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HUTCHINSON – Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County will observe National Volunteer Week this week by honoring the organization’s dedicated volunteers from the community who provide support, companionship and hope to patients and families dealing with serious and life-limiting illness. 

Darla Wilson, vice president and administrative officer for Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, said the organization could not function without the assistance of volunteers. 

“Hospice volunteers play a vital role in enabling Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County to offer the best care possible for our patients, their families and caregivers,” Wilson said. “By sharing their time, energy, and expertise, our volunteers bring compassion and caring to the lives of those in need.”

Micki Wilson, volunteer coordinator for Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, said more than 90 trained volunteers are working with Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, giving selflessly to help people live as fully as possible, even at the end of life. “Our community is a better and a more compassionate place as a result of their service. During 2018, volunteers compiled 2,853 hours of service. Four individuals have volunteered their time for more than 20 years.”  

Volunteer duties include providing bedside assistance to patients and families, assistance with clerical land office duties, reception desk duties at Hospice House, and assistance with fundraising efforts. 

For those interested in learning more about hospice or volunteer opportunities, visit or call 620.665.2473.