Looking to help others and feel better about yourself? Consider becoming a volunteer at Hunterdon Medical Center. Volunteering your time to help others will not only make a difference in someone's life, but it can help you learn and develop new skills, give you an opportunity to meet new people, gain work experience and can even build self-esteem and self-confidence. Hunterdon Medical Center is currently looking for volunteers to help in the hospital gift shop (Lobby Shop), Patient Ambassadors which support a patient’s experience and assistance in the Transport department.
Gerri Crofts has been an active volunteer at the Lobby Shop at Hunterdon Medical Center for the past eleven years. "I decided to become a volunteer because I had just retired and was looking to give back to the community. Volunteering in a hospital is great because you're helping people. Everyone I work with is very nice." Sam Rosenthal recently started volunteering at Hunterdon Medical Center and said, “Volunteering at Hunterdon Medical Center has provided me many opportunities to help the hospital and develop new skills. It's a great learning experience."
Each year, over 500 individuals from Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren Counties and beyond devote their time serving Hunterdon Medical Center and our many satellite locations. “Our volunteers touch people's lives and make a difference seven days a week. They carry in their heart a level of compassion that is truly astounding," says Karen DiPaola, Director of Volunteer Resources, Hunterdon Health.
If you are not able to volunteer your time at the hospital, but would like to contribute, Hunterdon Medical Center is always in need of donations to bring joy to our patients. Examples of things needed; knitted or no sew blankets, themed pillowcases for children and small brand new stuffed animals, reading glasses and word search packets with pencils/pens, personal care items such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, hand cream and chapstick for our home bound patients. In addition, our patients enjoy receiving get well wishes on their food trays. Get well cards are always welcome from children and teens.
Don't you want to be part of a team that makes a difference? If so, call the Volunteer Resources Department at Hunterdon Medical Center at (908) 788-6140.
Pictured above: Gerri Crofts and Anne Martini volunteering at Hunterdon Medical Center’s Lobby Shop.
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