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August 28, 2023

Dyan Duncan
Executive Director Marketing & Communication

Vonya Gresham
Volunteer Manager

Free training will be held on September 14 for new volunteers wanting to enhance the lives of those facing illnesses.

(NEW ALBANY, IN) — Hosparus Health of Southern Indiana is once again seeking volunteers willing to bring their passion to support patients and families facing serious illnesses in their community. The nonprofit organization, providing hospice, palliative care, and bereavement services, will host its next free, in-person training for new volunteers on Thursday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany.

Established by volunteers 45 years ago, Hosparus Health recognized a community need for compassionate end-of-life services and took action. Volunteers remain pivotal in carrying this mission forward, ensuring that no one faces serious illness alone.

Volunteer Manager Vonya Gresham aims to align each volunteer with positions that match their interests. “Our goal is to help each volunteer discover where their time and talents can best support our mission,” said Gresham. “While many volunteers provide direct patient support and offer caregivers respite through home visits, we offer a variety of opportunities.”

Volunteer opportunities include providing companionship to patients, recognizing veterans, and supporting Grief Counseling Center programming, such as the annual family bereavement Camp Evergreen, scheduled for its 28th session this September 29 in Underwood, Indiana. Gresham stated, “There are practically limitless ways a person can get involved with Hosparus Health. Behind-the-scenes roles include making deliveries, providing clerical support, and assisting in fundraising efforts, including the upcoming Dancing with our Southern Indiana Stars event.”

Gresham added, “The care we provide each day truly makes a difference in the lives of those facing serious illnesses right here in our community. Our volunteers help make it possible for Hosparus Health to ensure our friends and neighbors in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Scott, and Washington counties have access to support and don’t have to navigate these challenges alone.”

Prospective volunteers are encouraged to apply at by September 10. Those unable to attend the September training can apply and register for the next session on Tuesday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, Indiana. All volunteers must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination before starting.

For questions, general information, or to inquire about arranging training to suit your schedule, contact Vonya Gresham at or (812) 542-2809. Gresham concluded, “Volunteering is a win-win situation. Not only do our patients benefit, but you also feel great about contributing!”

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 41 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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