OSWEGO – On a bright spring afternoon, volunteers of all ages gathered for a celebration in their honor at St. Luke Health Services.
The theme of this year’s event was “More Than Words Can Say, You Are Appreciated in Every Way.”
“We are grateful for all the time and talent our volunteers share with our residents,” said volunteer coordinator Nicole Greenier. “Our annual volunteer recognition luncheon is just a small way for our organization to say thanks for their tremendous dedication and contributions made by our volunteers on behalf of the people we serve and care for here at St. Luke.”
Following a lunch menu prepared and served by St. Luke’s culinary staff, guests enjoyed a special treat when nationally acclaimed comedian Steve Van Zandt took “front and center” and had those in attendance crying tears of laughter as he ran through a comedy routine that included jokes and impersonations of the famous and infamous.
“St. Luke has a tremendous base of 120 volunteers, including many groups from the community who share their unique gifts helping to enhance the quality of life that our residents experience,” said Greenier. “Our volunteers are always ready to lend a hand, helping to make all the activities and outings we provide throughout the year possible.”
Greenier noted that last year, St. Luke volunteers ranging in age from 15 to 92 contributed more than 3,000 hours of their time participating in hundreds of programs, activities and outings with residents.
“Volunteers at St. Luke can share their time as they like,” Greenier said. “Our program is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of schedules, and many people who inquire are surprised at the number of varied opportunities we have available that allows someone to volunteer as their schedule permits, and help make a difference in the lives of our residents.”
Anyone seeking information about the many volunteer opportunities at St. Luke are asked to contact Greenier at (315) 342-3166, extension 1173.
Information about the program, including a downloadable volunteer application, can be found on www.stlukehs.com