Community Hospice and Palliative Care celebrates volunteers

Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Press Release
October 31, 2020

Community Hospice & Palliative Care Celebrates Volunteers with

Drive-Thru Appreciation Days


Fernandina Beach celebrates volunteers at the Nassau County Council on Aging.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care usually holds its Volunteer Appreciation Day, in person, every April but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team did not want to miss thanking some of the most important people to their community so a Volunteer Drive-Thru event was organized to make up for the missed celebration.

The drive-thru event consists of a series of celebrations, which started on Sept. 24 at the Hadlow Center for Caring and has continued through October at The Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in North Jacksonville, the McGraw Center for Caring at Mayo Clinic, the Community Hospice’s Thrift Shops in Jacksonville, the Council on Aging in Fernandina Beach and the Community Hospice Upscale Resale shop in St. Augustine. 175 volunteers have participated while employees held signs, decorations, and bullhorns while festive music played.  Volunteers were presented with a Community Hospice & Palliative Care lunchbox with a gift card to Publix to buy “lunch on us.” Each volunteer received a service pin which reflects the number of hours they have contributed and pictures were taken of each volunteer with many staff members in attendance.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care partner has over 1,000 volunteers who bring their many talents and educational backgrounds to help with pet therapy, veteran’s projects, thrift shops, music therapy, bereavement outreach, patient and family support, spiritual care, and administrative duties.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please visit more information.


Established in 1979, Community Hospice & Palliative Care is an innovative national leader in palliative and hospice care, as well as providing programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. During its 41-year history, through the support of more than 1,000 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness – at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, visit