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May 8, 2023

Dyan Duncan
Executive Director Marketing & Communication

Vonya Gresham
Volunteer Manager

Free training is offered on May 20 for new volunteers wanting to enhance the lives of those facing serious illnesses.

(NEW ALBANY, IN) — Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana  is looking for volunteers who are willing to share their time and talent to help patients and families facing serious illness in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Scott, and Washington counties. The nonprofit organization is hosting a free, in-person volunteer training session on Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany.

“We’re looking for volunteers with a wide range of skills and interests who want to use their talents to help create moments of joy and comfort for others when it matters most,” said Volunteer Manager Vonya Gresham, “While some volunteers provide direct patient support, many volunteers help us behind-the-scenes. All you need is a willingness to give of your time, and we will find a role that’s right for you.”

“I have done so many different things with Hosparus Health over the years,” said volunteer Phyllis Tucker. “From providing patient care, supporting grief groups, sending monthly birthday cards, and even dressing as a clown. This volunteering experience has been such a blessing in my life for the last 23 years.”

Volunteer responsibilities can include providing companionship to patients and respite for caregivers. Some volunteers share their love of reading, music and crafting with our patients, while others provide the organization with behind-the-scenes administrative support. “We work with your interests and schedule to find an opportunity that is right for you,” said Gresham. “No matter your passion, if you have a desire to make a difference, we want to hear from you.”

“Don’t be afraid to check out the opportunities to share your talents with a great organization,” added Tucker. “You won’t be sorry you did!”

Interested volunteers should apply at, by May 15. Volunteers unable to attend the May training are encouraged to apply and register for a later session. Currently, new volunteer training sessions are scheduled for July 19, September 14, and November 28. All remaining 2023 sessions will take place at 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, Indiana, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. All volunteers must supply documentation for COVID-19 vaccination before starting.

For questions, general information, or to inquire about scheduling training to meet your schedule, contact Vonya Gresham at or (812) 542-2809. “Every act, no matter how small, can make a difference,” added Gresham. “Even spreading the word to your friends and family about our need for volunteers helps us strengthen our mission.”

About Hosparus Health
Established in 1978, Hosparus Health is one of the nation’s largest and most respected community-based, nonprofit care providers for those facing serious illnesses. For 45 years, the mission-driven organization has championed equitable healthcare access by delivering specialized programs and holistic services across 35 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Through the support of more than 600 employees and over 500 volunteers, Hosparus Health’s person-centered approach is focused on improving the quality of life for over 10,000 patients and families annually. Its interdisciplinary teams provide support for serious illnesses across the continuum, including medical care, symptom and medication management, grief counseling, hospice care, and palliative medicine. For more information about Hosparus Health, please call 800-264-0521 or visit


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