JourneyCare’s volunteers are, quite literally, the foundation of who we are. Our agency was founded nearly 40 years ago by groups of volunteer physicians, clinicians and citizens who had a pioneering vision for the supportive hospice and palliative care services that JourneyCare provides today.
As JourneyCare’s services have grown, so has the role of volunteers. Today, our volunteers serve in more than 40 roles, including patient support, pet therapy, helping at special events and administrative support. Their work is critical to the care and services JourneyCare provides, and our teams are deeply thankful for the time and talents they share.
Now, we give a special salute to these volunteers. Everyone below has earned a 2017 Volunteer Service Award, as they celebrate milestone anniversaries with JourneyCare. They were feted this spring and summer at three Western-themed events in Chicago, Barrington and Glenview. Thank you for all that you do!
George Yapp, JourneyCare Lifetime Trustee
Mike Beemer, Board of Trustees
Jeff Boundy, Board of Directors Chair
Rose Marie Kobussen
Alice Van Housen
Annette Kenney, Board of Trustees
Father Dennis Logue
Kristin Rakstang Schmidt
– By Elisabeth Mistretta, JourneyCare Content Specialist
Originally published in Together to Care, Issue 2, 2017