“Volunteering is so much fun. It’s a liberating experience. It gives me a sense of freedom. The work is such that I can use my abilities wherever I see I can be useful. There is no suggestion too small or too visionary to consider. We listen to one another. It’s a well managed team effort. And the benefit proceeds from the HUB are so karmically energized that I want to volunteer even MORE hours, rather than less. For me, volunteering is a stress-free experience of doing the work I enjoy. The reward is a greater sense of integration of purpose.

The void that comes from a lack of cultural or religious tradition has been filled with a deep appreciation for hospice care. I am in favor of all end of life plans, and I have a sense of fulfillment to be giving of my time and experience for the individuals who have the support of hospice when needed.”

Lysa McDowell, Hospice Unique Boutique Volunteer
Cicily Working in the Kitchen

“I love many aspects of volunteering at Celia’s House. I still have some younger children at home, and spending time with the staff and residents at Celia’s house provides perspective for me as well as a change of pace from my regular mom routines. Preparing my children for LIFE is at once stretching and rewarding, and serving those who are preparing for death is fulfilling in a similar way. The feelings of love and hope are familiar. Spending a few hours here each week reminds me to focus the rest of my time on things that matter most. Celia’s House is a place of peace, kindness, and mindfulness. I appreciate the opportunity to share time and skills with others who are working toward these objectives. I am blessed by my interactions with those I work with and always leave Celia’s house feeling grateful for my time on the earth and the people I get to share it with.”

Cecily Spencer, Resident Support Volunteer