We are fortunate to have dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Burgess volunteers are warm and caring individuals who contribute their time and skills to make life better for our patients, visitors, staff and community.
The extra care and services that our volunteers provide contribute to the quality care at Burgess. Since the opening of the original hospital in 1963, volunteers have contributed thousands of hours of volunteer service. The care they provide is invaluable to patients and families.
Our volunteers also benefit—by learning new skills, making new friends and taking pleasure in knowing they are helping others. In fact, recent research shows that people who volunteer often enjoy better health and a greater sense of well-being.
If you are interested in volunteering at Burgess Health Center please contact our volunteer coordinator Jeanne Pekarek at 712-423-9201.
Hospice is not a place but a special kind of care. We have specially trained volunteers who go into patient homes, nursing homes and the hospital to visit patients. They may run errands, help around the house or provide relief for the family members. Hospice volunteers are a great support for the patient and the patient’s family.
To find out more about volunteering for hospice contact Burgess Hospice by calling 712-423-9265.