Published on July 08, 2019

Our volunteers make a big difference in many ways

Do you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives and get back as much as you give? Then here’s an invitation: Lend a hand as a volunteer at Nazareth Hospital.

You’ll join our team of 70-plus volunteers who generously give at least 50 hours of yearly service to the hospital.

Most help out in our nursing units, checking to see what might make a patient more comfortable—like an extra blanket—and answering patient call bells.

“But there are opportunities to volunteer hospital-wide, from our pharmacy to our cafeteria,” says Lisa Curry, BSN, RN, Community Outreach Manager at Nazareth.

You’ll find our volunteers greeting patients and families with a smile at the information desk. Volunteers also deliver handmade patriotic blankets to patients who are military members or veterans. And they restock supplies, run errands and answer phones. Some even pitch in outside of the hospital, helping out at health fairs and other events.

“We’ll find the right match for you, a position that suits your interests and availability,” Curry says.

Everyone benefits

Every volunteer at Nazareth is vital—and deeply appreciated. “Our volunteers free our nurses and other staff to better focus on providing the best care possible for our patients and families,” Curry says.

In return, our volunteers gain the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

They also may learn new skills and meet new people with shared interests and a desire to give.

You might call that the perfect win-win for all involved.