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The staff at Amedisys has been so helpful in supplying me with the training and continuing support I need to be a hospice volunteer. The Volunteer Coordinator is so efficient but at the same time has a servant's heart which helps make my experience so rewarding. It is wonderful to relieve family caregivers so they can run errands or to have much-needed "down time", not to mention the gratification of holding a patient's hand so they'll know they are not alone; the smiles are more than thanks enough. Sometimes I feel that I am the one benefiting the most because of the warmth and love I receive. I am truly blessed to have the honor of being an Amedisys volunteer.
I find this organization to be the perfect fit for me. While currently in transition with permanent employment, it was an excellent time to do something meaningful. I am very grateful to have an opportunity to assist caregivers and patients as needed; they truly appreciate it. It would be a very rewarding experience for anyone with the gift of encouragement.
by Kenneth B. from Newnan, GA
(Administrator for this Organization)(July 27, 2011)
My name is Jessica Dell, and I'm a student at UGA. I have spent this summer volunteering with Amedisys. As an aspiring nurse practitioner, I feel this experience has benefitted me greatly by exposing me to areas of patient care I had not previously had experience with. In general, though, the opportunity to help patients and their families during the very sensitive time of the end of life is a rewarding experience no matter what your future goals. I have met and formed relationships with several families, and being able to help them has definitely given me an even greater reward than it has the patients themselves. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to be able to have a direct hand in improving the quality of life for both the patient and family.