OSWEGO – Volunteers gathered for a celebration in their honor during National Volunteer Week at St. Luke Health Services. The theme of the event, “Volunteers; Making A Difference In The Lives Of Others,” acknowledged and celebrated the many important contributions volunteers of all ages make on behalf of St. Luke residents throughout the year.
“We are grateful for all the time and talents our volunteers share with our residents,” said Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Greenier. “Our annual volunteer recognition luncheon is just one small way we say ‘thank you’ for their tremendous dedication and contributions they make on behalf of the people we serve and care for here at St. Luke.”
In addition to a delicious lunch prepared by St. Luke’s culinary staff, the Activities Department joined in with their own performance; “The Adventure of DD and the Volunteer Fairy,” a tribute to all volunteers and a humorous reminder of the important role volunteers play not only at St. Luke, but throughout our community.
“St. Luke is fortunate to count more than one hundred and twenty volunteers of all ages, including many groups from our community, who share their unique talents helping to enhance the quality of life that our residents experience,” said Greenier. “Our volunteers are always ready to lend a hand, making all the activities and outings we provide possible.”
Greenier noted that last year alone volunteers of all ages contributed nearly 3,800 hours of their time participating in the hundreds of programs, activities and outings St. Luke offers.
Greenier explained, “Volunteers at St. Luke can give of their time as frequently as they like. Our program is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of schedules, and many people who inquire are surprised at the number of opportunities we have available that allow them to participate and make a difference in the lives of our residents.”
Anyone seeking more information about the St. Luke Volunteer Program can call Greenier at 342-3166, extension 173.
Volunteer program information, including a downloadable application can be found www.stlukehs.com.