“I call upon all Americans to observe this week by volunteering in service projects across our country and pledging to make service a part of their daily lives.” – President Barack Obama, Presidential Proclamation — National Volunteer Week, 2016
Every day at Magee, our volunteers help in many areas of patient services by giving their time, talents and making a difference for our patients and their families. The mission of Magee’s Volunteer Services Department (VSD) is to promote meaningful volunteerism through important work and common goals, which help increase patient satisfaction and support the strategic goals of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.
The VSD accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers in many levels of the hospital within all appropriate programs and activities, and coordinates the effective use of volunteers to provide services which benefit patients, visitors and staff. The VSD is responsible for identifying productive and creative individual and group volunteer roles; for recruiting, training and retaining suitable volunteers; and for tracking and evaluating the contributions volunteers make to the hospital.
This week, we will celebrate our volunteers with a luncheon on Wednesday – look for pics later this week!
What does service mean to you? Why do you volunteer? Celebrate service for National Volunteer Week by sharing your story by adding a comment below, posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Vine using #MageeVolunteers and #NVW2016, or upload directly to the Points of Light page using the link above.
Pictured: Volunteers from Comcast on Comcast Cares Day 2015 help on a clean up day! Magee will host Comcast Cares Day this year on April 30, 2016.