If you haven’t yet locked yourself into a New Year’s Resolution, you could consider committing to volunteering in your community this year. Over the next few days we will take a look at some of the places in Gillette that depend on volunteers. Campbell County Memorial Hospital Volunteer Service Coordinator, Lacy Grant starts the series off.
“We do have volunteers here at the hospital. We have a roster of about 200 and given on any month about 180 is pretty regular.”---Grant
Grant says all areas of the hospital utilize volunteers, and depending on what your interests are they can find the right place for you.
“For example, in the gift shop we have volunteers that are in for four hours maybe once or twice a week. Otherwise we have information desk volunteers that are here for an hour a week, just depending on what they can give.”---Grant
Grant said some of the more popular positions at the hospital are sometimes full but they do look for people to fill in. There are also opportunities to volunteer at Pioneer Manor and the Hospice House.
“At Hospice there is a 16 hour training required for that. Hospice volunteers can sit with patients, depending on what their family’s needs are. They can also do some shopping for them if that’s a need, lawn care, and then we also do a volunteer helping with office tasks so it’s not just patient care.”---Grant
Friday we will have a closer look at some of the opportunities to volunteerwith Chaplin Services Coordinator, Bob Rudichar. He'll talk about the Abiders program, and associate chaplain program for laity.