Volunteer Spotlight: Raynette Akau
Posted on October 28, 2021
Our Healing Through Remembrance special on KHON in May caught the attention of Raynette Akau.
Volunteer Spotlight: Faye Chiogioji
Posted on June 28, 2021
Before the pandemic, you could catch Islands Hospice volunteer Faye Chiogioji with her dog, Koa, at Islands Hospice two to three times a week.
Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Liu
Posted on May 3, 2021
Susan has been volunteering at Islands Hospice a few times a month for the past three years. Whatever our patients or staff needs help with, whether it be talking story, reading, playing music, or doing arts and crafts, Susan is there to lend a hand.
Volunteer Spotlight: Christian Won
Posted on January 21, 2021
Christian’s involvement at Islands Hospice dates back to when he was a college student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He had heard of the excellent care his grandfather received at Islands Hospice and saw our call for volunteers.
Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Trilles
Posted on December 22, 2020
Volunteer Spotlight: Roy Hamada
Posted on November 11, 2020
Music can provide sweet reprise and escape during an otherwise hectic year. It seems like we need music more than ever during the pandemic, and for hospice patients, it can make a world of difference. As services and care have changed to ensure our patients' health and safety, Islands Hospice volunteer musicians have also had to pivot their performances to digital platforms.
Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Elabaroza
Posted on October 22, 2020
Before moving to Hawaii and joining Islands Hospice as a volunteer, Michael shared his musical gifts with hospice patients on the mainland for over 20 years.
Volunteer Spotlight: Joe Liu
Posted on August 6, 2020
In his year-and-a-half as an Islands Hospice volunteer, Joe has brought joy and comfort to many patients and even helped one woman fulfill a bucket list item - playing chess.
June Volunteer Spotlight
Posted on June 13, 2020
Since 2018, Liyan has served as a volunteer at Islands Hospice, helping numerous patients and their families get through difficult times. One patient, she recalled, was experiencing high anxiety, but their weekly prayers together helped that person get to a place of calm.
Posted on May 14, 2020
Like many of our volunteers, Kyle enjoys interacting with patients and their families and has had the opportunity to make some amazing connections.
April Volunteer Spotlight
Posted on April 3, 2020
Paulette Feeney clearly remembers the first two patients she met while volunteering with Islands Hospice.
March Volunteer Spotlight
Posted on March 3, 2020
“Islands Hospice helped my family and I care for my father in his final days, and I wanted to give them my time in appreciation."
February Volunteer Spotlight
Posted on February 3, 2020
Volunteers help brighten patients’ days by offering extra support and companionship, reading books or listening to music.
January Volunteer Spotlight
Posted on January 3, 2020
As a high school student, Esther Wong has a busy schedule filled with classes and homework, but she still makes time to volunteer at Islands Hospice a few times a week.
Volunteer Spotlight: Ralph Kahalehau, Lani Kahalehau, & Allan Kaneshiro
Posted on December 4, 2019
A trio of volunteers are sharing their love of music with Islands Hospice patients.
Volunteer Spotlight: Tiffany Nunies
Posted on November 4, 2019
The simple act of doing something small for others makes her actions well worth the effort.
Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Hallett
Posted on October 4, 2019
For UH-Manoa student Victoria Hallett, volunteering as a companion is a way for her to make her mark and help families through a difficult process.
Mitsuki Ota - Oahu
Posted on September 1, 2019
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Islands Hospice. They offer a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to listen. For patients nearing the end of their life, that can mean the world.