Next week, April 21-27 is Volunteer Week at Adena. Health System volunteers provide numerous daily roles that enhance hospital operations and make a difference in the lives of patients and visitors. Just a few of these include: greeting visitors, transporting patients, delivering mail, and even helping with pastoral care.
“We should recognize and thank our volunteers all year long,” said Cindy Drummond, Director “Volunteer Week is a time when we place extra focus on our volunteers everywhere, and recognize the ways they make a difference at Adena, in our community and around the world.”
Drummond added that while volunteers help patients and staff in many ways, many volunteers benefit from serving the needs of others. By volunteering, individuals can gain leadership skills, enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, gain future career experience, learn something new, make new friends and contacts, increase social and relationship skills, and have an opportunity to help others while being part of a team.
“Volunteering for many is a way to live out their faith,” Cindy added.
To be an Adena volunteer, the individual must be at least 13 years old, outgoing, dependable and friendly. However, in some areas of the health system, including the Emergency Department and Cancer Center, volunteers must be 18 or older.
Volunteers are asked to provide at least four hours of service each month. They are typically scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon; noon to 4 p.m.; or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you know someone who would make a great Adena volunteer, or would like to learn more, contact Cindy Drummond at 779-7526 or visit www.adena.org/volunteer.