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Volunteering at SCH

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to have it make a difference that you have lived at all. ~ Leo Rosten

There are many volunteer opportunities at the Sabetha Community Hospital. Our volunteers are dedicated men and women who give of their time, energy and skills for to provide the support and supplemental services that make a hospital stay more pleasant for our patients.

SCH Volunteer Core

The Sabetha Community Hospital Volunteer group consists of community volunteers, age 16 years and older, that visit and assist patients during their time at the hospital. Activities may include:

  • Reading the newspapers to patients
  • Visiting with patients or writing letters
  • Sewing or quilting with patients
  • Baking brownies or cookies with patients
  • Puzzles and games
  • Administrative duties
  • Hospital Healing Garden
  • And other activities based on patient request.

To learn more about volunteering at the hospital, contact Debby Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator at 785-284-1527 or email dthompson@sabethahospital.com.

NCHH&H Hospice Volunteer Core

For many, a serious illness makes it hard to get necessary things done. Volunteering in hospice is a special gift of unselfish service to people in need and to the community. The Hospice Volunteers at Nemaha County Home Health & Hospice help patients with simple tasks such as:

  • Being a friend/companion for a patient. Talking with a patient and listening to their stories.
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Preparing a light meal and feeding the patient
  • Helping patients with daily tasks such as brushing hair
  • Helping with light housekeeping or yard work
  • Read a book/newspaper
  • Help patients write letters to family

To learn more about becoming a Hospice Volunteer training or for more information, contact Debby Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator at 785-284-2121 x1527 or email dthompson@sabethahospital.com.

SCH Guild

The SCH Guild is an organization devoted to helping the Hospital provide quality healthcare services to Sabetha and surrounding communities. This diverse group of volunteers participates in many activities throughout the year such as bake sales, quilt raffles, blood banks, care for the SCH Healing Garden, collect Best Choice Labels, flower sales, and school tours.

SCH Guild meets on the third Monday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the meeting room in the new EMS Building. A complimentary lunch is served at each meeting. Dues are $5 each year and everyone is invited to join. Contact Debby Thompson at (785) 284-2121 or email dthompson@sabethahospital.com for more information. Our current Hospital Guild President is Teresa Deckinger.