At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. We celebrate their contributions to the organization and the ways they enrich our patients’ lives.
Volunteer: Heather Neis
Location: Fargo, N.D.
Volunteering since: 2007
Why do you volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley?
My husband Sam died 13 years ago, and the bereavement program was a big support to me during that time. I wanted to give back to Hospice, so I began volunteering at Heirlooms Thrift & Gift.
What is your favorite food?
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I had a successful teaching career, and I’m now happily retired. I also have two wonderful children.
What has been your favorite vacation?
Scotland—the Scottish Highlands. I’ve been seven times! I also enjoy London.
Describe your perfect day.
A nice long walk with my pups, getting my to-do list done, and volunteering at Heirlooms!
What’s your favorite volunteer memory?
I’ve gotten to know so many people at Heirlooms, and I look forward to seeing the friends I’ve made every time I’m here.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
I have a 13-year-old Scottie dog (Duncan) and a naughty little 1-year-old West Highland White Terrier (Winston) that I enjoy walking with. They need the exercise, and so do I! I also like to play Mah Jongg and Party Bridge.
If you had no fear, what would you do?