The Examiner

In the spirit of Groundhog Day, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is calling on interested individuals to “Change Your Future” by becoming a compassionate volunteer for Crossroads patients.

It was 25 years ago that the movie “Groundhog Day” first opened, featuring Bill Murray as a smug TV reporter who gets trapped in a time loop, doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

So with Groundhog Day fast upon us, Crossroads’ “Change Your Future” outreach campaign encourages would-be volunteers to try something new and different, something life-fulfilling that will create positive energy for people who need help,” explains Volunteer Coordinator Veronica Evans.

Volunteers can share their favorite activities like reading, card games, playing music, or arts and crafts. They can bring their pets to visit patients or run errands and provide respite for family members.

Before becoming a volunteer, you must complete an application, TB skin test, and training session led by members of the Crossroads team. Potential volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Veronica Evans at 816-333-9200 or