Published on October 25, 2016

Don King, Hospice Volunteer of 2016

Don King, Hospice Volunteer of 2016PELLA, Iowa— Don King, volunteer at Hospice of Pella, is Pella Regional’s 2016 Hospice Volunteer of the Year. Don, along with other honored volunteers throughout Iowa, was recognized at a luncheon on September 23 in Ankeny hosted by the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa.

Volunteers serve in many capacities within Hospice of Pella. Volunteers provide companionship for patients and relief for caregivers by letting them take a break from the bedside. They help with transportation needs, including errands and rides to and from appointments. Their role is instrumental in the care of patients and families in hospice care.

Don has been volunteering with Hospice of Pella for about 2 years. “When I moved here, I was looking for something that I would enjoy and would also help people,” said Don. “I find it rewarding to help those who are in a difficult situation.”

Volunteers serve in many capacities within Hospice of Pella. Each volunteer chooses which tasks they are comfortable doing and the times that they are able to help. For information about volunteer opportunities, call 641-620-5050.