Crozer-Keystone to Honor Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
Volunteers make a big difference in the
lives of others.
Crozer-Keystone Health System will honor its volunteers during National Volunteers Week for their dedication to excellence and service.
Volunteers work in all CKHS hospitals performing a range of valuable duties, from greeting and directing patients and visitors to delivering mail. Tasks may include handing off lab samples, X-ray scans or even discharging patients. Other opportunities include volunteering for gift shops, pediatrics, pharmacy, admissions, fundraising activities, cancer centers and many more.
Most volunteers are retirees, looking for fulfillment at this stage in life. Volunteering gives retirees the opportunity to stay busy and socialize. Others volunteer to build knowledge and skills.
Being a volunteer can help a person to find a career path or discover a new interest. In either case, volunteers add value to the hospital and make for a friendlier atmosphere.
Hospice volunteers are also among the most appreciated when it comes to offering physical, spiritual and emotional help to patients in a hospital and home setting, for example, by reading to patients or playing games with families and their children. Volunteers also stay with patients in their rooms while family members run errands. It takes a special individual to provide comfort to patients during their final stages of life.
Patients have a lasting impression of CKHS with the safe and nurturing experience that the volunteers provide. In return, volunteers receive perks, including opportunities for free flu shots, parking, meals and health screenings. Nevertheless, this is not their reason for aiding others. The real perk is feeling rewarded by the new friendships they make every day.
Dedicated CKHS volunteers continue to come back year after year — sometimes for many years. The staff appreciates their generosity and reciprocates by staying in contact with volunteers, for example, when they are sick, providing a ride home if their bus is late, or even helping them celebrate their birthdays.
Volunteers make a difference in the lives of others by sharing their interests and forming bonds. Their dedication and hard work play an important role in the foundation of Crozer-Keystone.
For more information about CKHS volunteers, or to become an invaluable asset to our team, please visit http://volunteer4.crozerkeystone.org.