Volunteer Testimonials

I am a retired nurse who found sitting at home after my daily housework was done-very boring! I decided to volunteer for Tridia Hospice of Dayton. I'm so glad that I have had so many good experiences. I have said that I have gained more than I have given and when a patient smiles and waves at you (even if he doesn't know your name) I realize how important volunteering is!

The patients have shared some of their life experiences with me. We have prayed together, even tried to teach me to say the rosary (I am not Catholic). The 96 year old nun got joy from trying to teach me and I will always remember her.

Many of the patients don't have family near so a volunteer helps to fill that void. The patient appreciates knowing someone cares.

The nicest, kindest and most joyful person I have ever met was a hospice patient who was totally incapacitated for 40 years and will forever be my inspiration!

Wanda R.

I started out as a hospice volunteer because hospice took care of my grandfather and I saw the care and compassion that they offered and the great relief the volunteers offered to my family and I wanted to be a part of that.

Alex, Hospice Volunteer



Carol, Ashtabula Volunteer

I travel with my husband for his work as an Electrical Automation Engineer. When his trips are extended stays, I look for a place to volunteer: to bide my time, be
productive, and be helpful. Bella Care Hospice has been one my favorite volunteer opportunities. I have volunteered for them, on and off, since 2019. 

My particular skill set, work preferences, and irregulr attendance all leads me to work in their office and do clerical and special projects. This is a great group of people to work with. There is always something or someone to keep me busy, and for that I am thankful. Being a clerical volunteer allows the staff to focus on patient service; which is a win-win for everyone.