ACH Volunteers Celebrate National Volunteer Week
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />AllianceCommunityHospital's Volunteer Program has a much to celebrate next week during National Volunteer Week.
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With an increase in volume of volunteers and expansion of services, it has been a great year for the program.
The program, which currently has 245 active volunteers (up from 135 since April 2005), grew from covering 20 to 48 service areas since the inception of the hospital's new facility in January 2006.
According Marcy Todd, coordinator of Volunteer Services at ACH, this is not only a benefit to the hospital, but it also offers present and potential volunteers the opportunity to choose an area that interests them.
â€œIt's exciting to be able to offer so many choices to a volunteer, especially with the continual growth that we are currently experiencing,â€ said Todd.
Volunteers range from 14 to 87 years of age and assist a number of different areas throughout the hospital, including patient-centered areas and clerical departments.
All potential volunteers are also required to go through a formal interview process.
â€œWe do this to be able to provide quality volunteers, which is very important due to the fact that volunteers are working in a confidential setting,â€ said Todd.
To honor National Volunteer Week, the department has a number of planned for volunteers, ending with a recognition banquet on Saturday, April 21.
â€œOur volunteers provide valuable services to the hospital, visitors and patients,â€ said Todd. â€œWe are delighted to recognize each and every one of them for all that they do.â€
For more information on volunteer opportunities at ACH, please contact Todd at 330-596-7821. Information packets will be sent to interested individuals, as well all necessary paperwork.