How you can volunteer with Interim HealthCare
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Did you know you could volunteer with Interim HealthCare? Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare is a home care, hospice and medical staffing company.
“We’re always looking for volunteers all across the Upstate,” Interim HealthCare Volunteer Coordinator Stephen Scoggins said. “We’re looking for volunteers that can provide companionship for our patients. We’re looking for volunteers to help us with administrative tasks, a veteran specific volunteer, anybody who has a heart to serve and wants to give back to their community and help our patients. That’s really what we’re looking for.”
Christy Hogle and her service dog Ceba have been volunteering with Interim HealthCare for nearly two years. She said she wanted to volunteer after two of her family members benefited from hospice care.
“I just saw the difference that it made with my family and my family members, so I wanted to get involved and do something for other people’s family the way they helped us,” Hogle explained. “Usually, when we come in, we’re heading to see one or two different people, but we get stopped in the hallway a lot. It’s always somebody really excited to see the dog. They get really excited, really happy. We have to stop, and they get to pet her and stuff like that. I really think it just brightens people’s day.”
“I think the best thing about volunteering is that it’s always time that’s well spent and it doesn’t really matter what you do. Sometimes they’re seeing the dog, sometimes it’s just talking to people. But for some of the Interim patients, they don’t have a lot of family close by. So the people that they interact with from Interim, including the volunteers, are sometimes the only people they get to see during the week. So it’s really good for the patients and it’s really good for the volunteers. I love volunteering. We love all the time we spend here, and Ceba does too,” Hogle said.
“When we can’t take care of our parents at home and we have to rely on them going to a facility, it’s very hard on the family,” Sondra Biggerstaff, daughter of an Interim HealthCare patient, said. “But just knowing that other people care and show love to them when we can’t be here means a whole lot.”
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Interim HealthCare has locations in the following Upstate counties: