Volunteer Recognition Week: Words of Appreciation from Staff Member Kendall Munson

April 11th, 2011

Millie goes homeKendall Munson (pictured with his adorable pup, Millie!) 

Family Resource Center Coordinator Kendall Munson has been working at Children’s for the past 29 years, and has always been an amazing advocate for volunteer involvement at Children’s.  Whenever we send out department updates, news, and/or events,  Kendall is always the first to respond with a thoughtful comment about the difference that volunteers make in his day-to-day work. 

In honor of Volunteer Recognition Week, Kendall writes,

“”I’ve worked in several departments throughout my career at Children’s, and have had the privilege of working with volunteers in all of them.  I started in the Admitting department at Children’s-Minneapolis in 1981.  At that time, Patient Registration and the Welcome Center (then called “Patient Information”) were combined, so it was a very busy area and we relied on volunteers to keep everything running smoothly.  (I’m also happy to say that at least four of those volunteers went on to become Admitting Department employees!)

Now, 2+ decades later, the value that volunteers bring to Children’s, the enjoyment I get from working alongside of them, and the appreciation I have for everything they do just continues to grow!  I’m often at a loss for words to describe the incredible group of volunteers who currently keep the Children’s Libraries running.  To say they are amazing is truly an understatement! 

Aside from all the work volunteers do to help us offer Children’s Library services or manage special projects, the passion, knowledge, talent, enthusiasm, generosity, and dedication they bring with them is always inspiring and energizing!  It’s also really heartwarming to see what a difference they make in the lives of the patients and families they meet.”

Thank you, Kendall, for your wonderful support of Children’s volunteers…particularly in the Children’s Libraries!

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