Volunteer Sews Memory Bears for HopeWest

Volunteer Sews Memory Bears for HopeWest

Karen Barrix, a local volunteer, is sewing memory bears for people who have lost loved ones. The stuffed animals, usually sewn from a shirt or other clothing item from the person who has passed away, are meant to provide comfort and companionship during a difficult...
Volunteers are the Heart of HopeWest

Volunteers are the Heart of HopeWest

In the News—this story was published in the Rio Blanco County Herald Times. We consider volunteers to be the “heart” of our organization for one simple reason: every day, in ways both great and small, volunteer support allows HopeWest to continue our mission of...
Volunteering Changes the World One Creative Project at a Time

Volunteering Changes the World One Creative Project at a Time

Our passionate community of volunteers often go above and beyond for our patients. Just like HopeWest Delta County volunteer, Dave Armlovich. Since early 2019, Dave has been providing companionship and respite to many of our HopeWest patients. Recently, he was...
It’s Never Too Late to Play the Music

It’s Never Too Late to Play the Music

Dennis, who has been getting support and care from HopeWest, had a request. He wanted someone to play the guitar with and to play in front of a crowd. “Finding a volunteer who plays guitar is more difficult than you would think. We found a perfect fit in Connie,” Lisa...