Volunteers: The Heartbeat of Our Community

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we are filled with immense gratitude for the incredible volunteers who contribute their time, energy, and passion to support Alive.

Did you know that Alive’s journey began as a volunteer initiative? From its inception, Alive has been nurtured by the generosity and commitment of individuals who selflessly give of themselves to make a difference in the lives of others.

It’s humbling to recognize that we have more volunteers than staff – a testament to the unwavering spirit of our Middle Tennessee community. Their willingness to serve and support our mission speaks volumes about the depth of compassion and care that exists within our community.

Since our establishment in 1975, our volunteers have been an integral part of our journey, accompanying us through every step of our mission to provide compassionate care to our neighbors. Whether it’s offering companionship to patients, assisting with administrative tasks, or lending a helping hand at our events, their contributions have left an indelible mark on the lives of those we serve.

We want to express our appreciation to all of our volunteers for their dedication, kindness, and generosity. Each one of you plays a vital role in helping us fulfill our mission, and we are eternally grateful for your unwavering support. Thank you for being the heartbeat of Alive.

If you’re inspired to join our team of volunteers and become part of this remarkable journey, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at Alive. Visit AliveHospice.org/Volunteer to learn more about how you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Thank you from Alive staff members

“Alive has the most fantastic volunteers! They are so compassionate, creative and dedicated. It’s a joy to work alongside them serving out the mission of Alive, caring for our community, our patients, and their families. My heartfelt thanks to each and every volunteer for donating your time, skill and compassion to Alive!”
– Renee Wisby, Director of Volunteer Services
As the newest member of the Volunteer Team, and as the new Nashville Team Coordinator, I would like to compliment our volunteers for welcoming me, making me feel right at home and for being the awesome volunteers that they are!
It has been amazing to watch them in action and all that they do and all that they give from their hearts for not only our patients, but by extension, to the patient’s family and friends. We have the BEST volunteers ever!
They are talented, kind, compassionate, generous, giving and an honor to work with. They make days at Alive joyful! I wanted to thank them for being valuable members of our Team…I am grateful for each one of them. It is so nice being part of the Alive family!”
– Julie Davis, Volunteer Coordinator
I would like to send out a special thanks to the volunteers for help with deliveries and packages, but most importantly I would like to thank them for being there– for an interesting conversation, motivating speech, informational stuff, or, just as a third-party listener to our incredible work.”
– Jonathan Nicholls, Director of Materials Management
I would like to specifically thank the volunteers who help at our front desk in Admin East. You are so appreciated!
Happy Volunteer Week to all our volunteers!”
– Teresa Cosgrove, Vice President of Finance
Thank you to Doris, Josie, Beth, and Barbara for helping me with the donation mailings! Your help is so important, and I hope you know how much I appreciate you all! Thank you to all the Volunteers at Alive!”
– Jennifer Clouse, Team Coordinator
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Alive. Their dedication and compassion breathe life into our mission!”
– Tambry Brechon, Sr. Director of Advancement
A heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers! Your dedication and hard work never cease to impress, and we are all deeply grateful for your invaluable assistance. A special shout-out to those who generously share their inspiring stories, and to our volunteer photographers for beautifully capturing meaningful moments.”
– Christine Stiles, Sr. Graphic Designer
“The grief center has been so lucky to have so many volunteers who have come back repeatedly to support our staff and clients, as well as, new volunteers who shine in their roles! I am so grateful for our mailing volunteers that come each month to help print, fold, and stuff the bereavement letters that go out to our Alive Hospice families through out the year. Their hard work is such a gift to our team here at the Grief Center. I also want to thank all the amazing volunteers that have helped with our family and children’s programming by coming along side our young grievers, connecting with them and making them feel safe in the spaces we create for them to process their grief and connect with other kiddos going through similar experiences. All of our volunteers give such dedication to making all these support options happen and we truly could not do it without you. Thank you so much from the Grief Center Staff!”
– Paige Tocash, Family and Children’s Program Manager
THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered in Alive’s children’s grief programming over the last year. Whether it was youth group, school-based groups, Camp Forget-Me-Not, Family Retreat, the Butterfly Release… I could go on and on. You rearranged your schedule at inconvenient times, you drove many miles, you SHOWED UP and made it possible for us to extend grief support to so many kids and families who felt your impact greatly. We could not have done it without you, and we’re excited that you continue to be a part of our team.
– Stephanie Larson, Grief Counselor