Celebrating National Volunteer Week April 23-29, 2017
By Donna Jeanpierre, Manager of Volunteer Services - April 26, 2017
The Volunteers and Patient Family Advisors at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation represent a wide array of ages and backgrounds in our community, including high school, college, and university students, retirees, and many others.
They come to give back to the Hospital; learn about a career in health care; meet new people and make new friends; to support their community’s Hospital in an advisory capacity or by helping out with fundraising.
But they all have one thing in common – they make a tremendous impact on the experiences of patients and families.
Volunteers are the backbone of any organization and we couldn’t imagine what our Hospital would be like without them. They are an essential link to the community and we value what they do to make the patient experience better.
As we celebrate National Volunteer Week 2017, we want to thank all of the volunteers who help make a difference for all of our patients and families.
“I chose to volunteer at the Health Sciences Centre because I have set my mind on a career in the medical field. Volunteering at the hospital allows me to gain the experience necessary for my career. It also brings me joy every evening when I go home after volunteering with the Goodnight Program. I feel pleased knowing I ended my patients' days with a friendly visit and a smile. One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time."
- Meagan Machimity, Volunteer
“I'm continuously impressed and humbled by the ongoing dedication of our volunteers, in every area. It warms my heart to see the same friendly volunteer faces, day after day. I consider it an honour to get to know some of the volunteers ... an honour because they choose to be here, giving their personal time and skills to contribute to patient care and experiences. As volunteers, their sole motivation is to help others. My thanks to these selfless champions!”
- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre employee
Volunteers at our Hospital and Health Sciences Foundation make a tremendous impact on the experiences of patients and families. They are an essential link to the community and we value what they do to make the patient experience better.
Would You Like to Make an Impact?
We are looking for people who want to make a difference. To apply to volunteer, simply submit an application form and two reference forms. Please visit our website here or call 684-6266 for more information about the application process and a listing of our programs.