Meet Sheri Ketchum – HBTB Patient Volunteer since 2010

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue July 25, 2017 in Inside Hospice by the Bay

Meet Sheri Ketchum our Hospice by the Bay patient care volunteer since 2010. Sheri shares the following story of how she became involved with our organization. Back in 2005, Sheri was working at a corporate job doing well in a public relations career when she and her husband were presented with caring for her mother-in-law at home with […] Read more »

HBTB’s Margaret Beyer – Heart of Marin Volunteer of the Year

Posted by Mark Clark on Sat January 14, 2017 in Inside Hospice by the Bay

Congratulations!  Margaret Beyer received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 24th Annual Heart of Marin Awards.  This award honors an individual who has provided exemplary volunteer service to a Marin nonprofit. As a Reiki Master, Margaret provides therapeutic energy work to hospice patients for stress reduction and relaxation.  She is also a Vigil […] Read more »

6 Things I’ve Learned About Life by Working with Hospice

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Sun March 1, 2015 in Volunteers

To many outsiders, being a Hospice volunteer seems like a noble but challenging path to community service. However, most volunteers will tell you that they get back as much as they give in helping patients through the most difficult transition in life. In her Huffington Post blog, Dawn Hafner shares the following lesson and five […] Read more »

Wrapping Up Holiday Memories

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Mon December 16, 2013 in Volunteers

For Donna Faulkner, volunteering at Hospice by the Bay started out as way to serve her community, then became a unique opportunity to instill a tradition of service in her young son, Todd. In 1988, when her mother fell ill with lung cancer at age 71, the family turned to Hospice of Marin for care. […] Read more »

Direct Care Volunteers: In the Service of Others

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue October 22, 2013 in Volunteers

They sing to terminally ill patients. They provide gentle massage. They visit patients accompanied by some of the most charming and patient dogs you’ve ever met. They play cards, help organize scrapbooks, run errands, provide breaks for caregivers, or simply offer the gift of companionship to those who sometimes feel so alone. They provide a […] Read more »

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