Veteran Volunteer Recognition

Did you know that nearly 100 volunteers have served Children’s Hospital for 3 years or longer?!

To celebrate the incredible work and ongoing commitment of our “veteran” volunteers, a recognition luncheon was held on Saturday, October 29th. Volunteers, guests, pet therapy dogs, and Volunteer Services staff gathered at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul for lunch, musical entertainment, and a brief program.

Children’s Hospital CEO Alan Goldbloom provided updates on new developments and projects at Children’s. A special highlight from Saturday’s program was hearing from a family about their patient experience at Children’s Hospital, including the impact that volunteers had on this experience.

Volunteer Services staff members Jenna Barke (left) and Sandy Bergeron (right) with Fay Sullivan (center), our longest active volunteer with 33 years of service!

Volunteers were presented with pins and certificates in honor of the service, time and talent they have shared with Children’s over the years.

Exactly how much time have these Veteran Volunteers shared with Children’s?

3-5 years: 50 volunteers

5-10 years: 19 volunteers

10-15 years: 13 volunteers

15-20 years: 8 volunteers

20-25 years: 3 volunteers

25-30 years: 2 volunteers

30+ years: 1 volunteer

Check out photos from the event below, or view the album on Facebook by following this link:

THANK YOU to our outstanding volunteers for all that you’ve shared with the patients, families and staff here at Children’s Hospital!

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