“Being a hospice volunteer has brought
such joy into my life.”

-Tecla Shaw, Founding Volunteer

I became a hospice volunteer in 1981 when I answered an ad in the newspaper requesting people to form a hospice in Stuart. Two of us came. We made plans and took classes to prepare. Soon we had our first office, which was a closet in a doctor’s office. We raised money through garage sales, bake sales and many other ways we could think of to collect funds. The staff worked for almost 3 years without salaries. Look at us now!
My first love is being a patient care volunteer. I have many treasured memories of over 117 patients I have met over the years. I have found that patients are much more comfortable with hospice care.

Being a hospice volunteer gives the reward now. I always tell others, “be natural and be yourself.” My golden retirement years have been filled with happiness, dedication, and love. I know I still have a lot to do in my life and being a volunteer for Treasure Coast Hospice is one I thoroughly enjoy.

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Hospice services are provided through our licensed providers Hospice of the Treasure Coast (d/b/a Treasure Coast Hospice, St. Lucie) and Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie (d/b/a Treasure Coast Hospice, Martin) Licensed since 1982. Copyright 2014, Treasure Coast Hospice and its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. Serving the Florida communities of Ft. Pierce, Lakewood Park, White City, St. Lucie West, Port St. Lucie, Hutchinson Island, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Stuart and Hobe Sound. Serving Martin County and St. Lucie County. The material on this website is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical or legal advice or instruction. You must consult a qualified professional to obtain medical or legal advice. FOR A NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES, CLICK HERE.