Children’s is celebrating National Volunteer Week this week! From April 15-21 we are taking a moment to thank the many volunteers throughout Children’s who share their time and talents with our patients & families. Children’s is supported by many volunteers, including:
- All those who wear the red volunteer vest of honor
- Children’s Association-Minneapolis members
- Board members at all levels
- Children’s Hospital Association members
- Corporate Partners
- Family Advisory Council
- Families as Partners
- Youth Advisory Council
In addition to the Kids’ Health Blog, Children’s has a blog focused solely on volunteerism at our hospitals and clinics, called the “Red Vest Review.” This week, the blog will be updated twice a day with in-depth stories on volunteers, staff supervisors, and their impact on the Children’s community. Said volunteer Jazmine Olson:
“I really enjoy volunteering at Children’s. Everyone in the surgery unit is nice, friendly, and helpful. My favorite part of volunteering is interacting with the families and trying to make them feel more comfortable during their visit.”
Along with recognizing volunteer contributions, we will be recognizing the contributions of the many amazing staff who partner with volunteers in so many different areas!
You are cordially invited to attend our Volunteer Services Open Houses this week. Join us:
- St Paul (B-L297 lower level) Tuesday, April 17, 2012: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Mpls: (B-700, lower level) Thursday, April 19, 2012: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cake will be served!
Thanks for your wonderful support of Children’s volunteers!