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11th Hour Angels

The word covenant means “promise.”  For those of us who live and breathe the mission every day, the staff and volunteers of Covenant Hospice, it’s something we never forget.  Every time we say “Covenant Hospice,” we’re remembering that we’ve made a solemn promise to our patients and families and to our community.  We’ve promised to […]

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The Roaring 20’s Are Back!

For two weeks now I’ve had a big grin spanning my face because of the great success of our most recent Pensacola Branch fundraiser. On Friday, August 24th, the hard work of a few staff and lots of volunteers culminated in one of the best events I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend. While racking my brain this […]

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Teen Volunteers Make a Difference at Covenant Hospice!

The Covenant Hospice Volunteer Team recently received a short letter from a 15-year-old teen volunteer, explaining exactly why she chose to become a Covenant Volunteer:  “The reason I became a Covenant Volunteer is because of the things they do, the love they give, and the lives that they brighten.  Just the other day I was speaking […]

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Meet Covenant Hospice’s Newest Volunteers!

Here at Covenant Hospice, nothing is stagnant.  As we continue to grow and expand, serving more patients and families every day, our volunteer program must keep the pace.  We are constantly growing, constantly improving.  No two days are ever the same and someone is always coming up with new and inventive ideas and programs to organize and […]

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Mozart and Margaritas…What a Combo!

Thanks to the dedication, enthusiasm and efforts of our Alzheimer’s Family Services Fundraising volunteers, staff, Board of Directors and supporters, the 9th Annual Mozart & Margaritas event raised more than $29,470 for Alzheimer’s Family Services!  Here are a few highlights of this year’s event:   23 community partners sponsored this year’s event and made such a […]

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A Month-Long Celebration for Volunteers!

Everyone has a favorite month of the year.  For Santa, it’s December.  Leprechauns have March.  For a Volunteer Services Manager at Covenant Hospice, like your’s truly, it’s April all the way–no doubt about it.  This year, National Volunteer Week falls on April 15th through 21st.  It’s the week that our country has set aside to honor and […]

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Volunteer Fundraisers Do It Again!

At Covenant Hospice, like most not-for-profit organizations, we depend on our volunteers in every department.  When we think of a hospice volunteer, what typically comes to mind is the sweet soul at the bedside of the patient providing support and companionship.  We’ve definitely got those volunteers.  But our volunteers do much, much more.  They support every […]

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Volunteer Panel Discussion: A Success!

At Covenant Hospice, we like to provide constant ongoing education for our volunteers.  They are a very literal extension of  the staff team, and each volunteer is an ambassador for the agency in our community.  We want every volunteer to be armed with knowledge about Covenant Hospice and the services we provide, as well as […]

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Volunteer Services Manager Keelea LeJeune

Resolve to GIVE BACK in 2012!

In Covenant Hospice’s Volunteer Department, there is no shortage of inspiration.  In fact, on any given day, dozens of Covenant Volunteers can be found assisting patients and families, helping in our offices, or educating the community about the services provided by our organization.   Our volunteers are a constant source of inspiration to me in my […]

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My Connect to Purpose Moment

It was 2006 when I met Mrs. Vivian “Tommy” Adams while collecting narratives for the Faces of Life book, a collection of stories from Covenant patients and family members.  Mrs. Tommy had dementia, but to look in her face was to know that she was, and always had been, all about kindness and giving and […]

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