Celebrating National Volunteers Week, April 6-13
Volunteers are everyday heroes whose service makes a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the patients, visitors and colleagues at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. They play an essential role in helping the hospital succeed by sharing their time. In their honor, the hospital administration and staff want to publicly thank the dedicated Volunteers during National Volunteers Week, April 6 through 13, 2014.
In FY13, St. Elizabeth's Auxiliary Volunteers logged over 20,000 hours. They perform various duties around the hospital and are always willing to help with even the simplest of tasks. Whether it is filling 3,500 plastic Easter eggs, cutting out 4,000 laminated post cards or performing important Volunteer Rounding, the volunteers step forward to help, making a world of difference.
According to Volunteer Coordinator, Carol Lawrence, "The work of our volunteers is immeasurable and truly priceless! The fact that we are graced with the help of such a dedicated, caring group of individuals sometimes overwhelms me. They are simply the best. ALL of us are truly blessed to have them be a part of the St. Elizabeth's Hospital family."
The hospital averages 65 Auxiliary Volunteers working each week. In addition, we have a large pool of generous individuals who are "on-call" to help with special projects and events. St. Elizabeth's volunteers can be easily spotted as they proudly wear their black sleeveless vest and salmon colored badge while performing a variety of tasks throughout the organization. In a recent publication prepared for the organization, Independent Sector, a volunteer is valued at a $23.19/hr.
During this celebratory week, hospital colleagues will be sharing their appreciation to the special volunteers with a thank-you note filled bulletin board. Small paper hands representing the helping hands of the volunteers are available for messages honoring the volunteers.
St. Elizabeth's Hospital is always seeking eager and friendly people who want to share their energy and spirit. If you know of anyone interested in our many volunteer opportunities, please contact Carol Lawrence at (618) 234-2120 ext. 1280.