Last Thursday, April 22, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics honored their volunteers at a special luncheon during National Volunteer Week, April 18-24.
According to Donna Quick, SMHC Volunteer Coordinator, the hospital has 38 active volunteers who donated 1565 hours of their time this past year.
“If you assigned a dollar figure to their work they provided close to $20,000 in valuable services,” said Quick. “Each of our volunteers are dedicated and committed to ensuring that we have quality healthcare in the communities St. Mary’s serves. It is a pleasure to work with them.”
The volunteers help staff local blood drives, assist in the Purchasing Department, volunteer at the food bank, care for the plants, plan and decorate for the Mardi Gras, act as community ministers, serve with the No One Shall Die Alone (NOSDA) group and a variety of other tasks.
“Anyone possibly interested in volunteering is encouraged to call me,” said Quick. “We try to match a person’s interest with volunteer positions at our hospital or clinics. Currently, we are recruiting for morning door greeters to escort our patients and their families to their proper destination. We provide the training and volunteers must all sign a confidentiality statement.” If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please call Quick at SMH, 962-3251.