The Wings of Hope Community Outreach Program focuses on lower income communities in need of medical aid, education on how to care for loved ones with a life-limiting illness, and financial assistance for families.
Our volunteers and program directors visit local churches, medical facilities, and care homes to offer our services and reach out to those needing additional support. Wings of Hope partners with local organizations to coordinate support groups for addiction, bereavement, and counseling as well. Volunteers also assist with food drives, employment placements, and mentorship. Wings of Hope sponsors a number of medical facilities to provide medical aid stations for children, adult and pet vaccinations, as well as first aid treatment and supply donations.
Wings of Hope Teen Outreach is a program designed to educate and inspire up-and-coming high school graduates interested in the medical field.
Healthcare workers do not only consist of doctors and nurses. Administration plays just as important of a role as the clinical staff, including business management, marketing, event planning and financial positions. Wings of Hope joins forces with these medical professionals to meet with high school students and inform them of the growing need for care in the elderly community.
Teens and young adults are encouraged to volunteer with Wings of Hope to gain unique experiences and training that will prepare them for interaction with patients and families. Experience in a professional setting with a well-respected organization is an asset on college applications and resumes. Volunteers can get community service hours for high schools, the National Honors Society, or other clubs. This also provides a great opportunity to make friends with other teen volunteers.
Wings of Hope sponsors Hummingbird Hospice's Student Hospice Internship Program. Nursing students shadow Registered Nursing staff during patient visits to see what is entailed for hospice care. Death and dying is not highly covered in nursing school programs. This educational experience is imperative for students to understand the process of caring for patients who are beyond curative treatment, and how to recognize signs of impending death. This program is offered monthly to enrolled nursing students in San Antonio and surrounding areas.