AUBURN, Mass. – During National Volunteer Week April 7-13, Compassus is recognizing Tulie Morin for providing companionship and support to hospice patients and their loved ones in Auburn. Morin has been making a difference as a Compassus volunteer since March 2017.

“Tulie is more than a volunteer. She is an indispensable part of our care team who offers peace and comfort to those facing life-limiting illness,” said Michelle Heron, executive director for Compassus – Auburn. “Tulie demonstrates our mission of ensuring patients and families spend their remaining time together creating meaningful moments and lasting memories. We are truly grateful to have her on our team.”

There are an estimated 430,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and more than 1.6 million people received hospice care in 2018. Volunteers have an important role in the care provided by physicians and other hospice staff by bringing companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers, and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.

“Volunteers like Tulie make a significant impact on the lives of our patients and their families. Her dedication, patience and kindness are visible in every action and her support helps us serve the community with compassionate hospice care,” said Patricia LaRochelle, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Auburn. “I want to thank Tulie and all our volunteers for their commitment to those we serve.”  

For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week

For information about Compassus – Auburn, please visit compassus.com/auburn or call (508) 845-2379.