"The volunteers provide a variety of services to Good Samaritan, everything from walk-around jobs to sit-down jobs," explains Sharon Bodziak, Volunteer Services Manager.
"There's something for everyone," she
At this year's breakfast, 442 volunteers will be honored for contributing over 60,472 hours of time and talent to the hospital during 2007.
In addition, six deserving teen Candy Striper volunteers, all planning on entering a healthcare field, will each be awarded $1000 scholarships.
"The volunteers of Good Samaritan
act as Eucharistic Ministers and pet therapists; provide staffing for blood drives, the information desks, the surgical reception area, the gift and resale shops; visit hospital patients; craft hand-made items such as baby hats; and provide clerical and greeter assistance," says Bodziak
"The volunteers are our helping hands; men, women and teens, many of whom have discovered friendships and fun while serving the hospital," says Bodziak