As we kick off #VolunteerWeek, we’d like to take a moment to appreciate the incredible volunteers at Hospice Georgian Triangle

Every day this week we share the stories of individuals who dedicate their time, love and energy to support our community.

Stay tuned to find out why they choose to make a difference!💙 #HospiceGeorgianTriangle #VolunteerAppreciation

Connie Hayward on why she volunteers: 

“In 2021, after 47 “never a dull moment” years as an Early Childhood Educator, I decided it was time for me to retire and begin a new chapter in my life.  Upon my retirement, I was invited to live with my brother and his family, here in Collingwood.  I said farewell to Ottawa, and “Hello, Collingwood!”

Because I was new in town, and had time to offer, I decided to do a google search for volunteer positions in Collingwood.  Hospice Georgian Triangle popped up, and I decided to apply.  When I first entered Campbell House,  I immediately felt the warmth, peace, and love that envelops this home.  In my heart, my parents were saying this quote to me,  “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  This is what Campbell House is all about!

Now that I have been here for a little while as a Kitchen Angel, friendships continue to blossom, I am making connections with my new community, I’m learning new skills and brushing up on the old. Volunteering makes me feel happy and useful..” What more could I ask for?  I can cook and bake to my heart’s content in the hospice kitchen!   My hope is to offer families and patients comfort during difficult times with some home cooking, a smile, and a good listening ear.  

It is an honour and a privilege to be a Kitchen Angel at Campbell House.  May I continue to earn my wings!”

Thank you to all the volunteers that help us provide compassionate care at Hospice Georgian Triangle! Want to volunteer? Click here!