Thank you volunteers!
Monday, April 19, 2010 - 10:26
Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. ~Author Unknown
Volunteers contribute to the spirit of The Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Each year 460 people volunteer at The Montreal Children’s Hospital giving a total of nearly 24,000 hours each year. You’ll find our volunteers keeping company with a child admitted to hospital, cuddling a premature baby in the NICU, entertaining and distracting children about to undergo surgery, helping a child pass the wait time in the clinic area or ER, working on the Council for Services to Children and Adolescents and the Family Advisory Forum, organizing countless fundraisers… the list is endless! They do this not for the recognition, certainly not for remuneration but often because they want to give back to the hospital who once cared for their child; they want to brighten the life of a sick child; they want to contribute to an institution that has for over 105 years dedicated itself to improving the lives of babies, children and adolescents.
Our volunteers support the hospital and contribute to making us a stronger, friendlier, more compassionate place.
The Montreal Children’s Hospital is a far better health facility thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers. It is with grateful appreciation that we say “thank you” to the volunteers who assist us and make The Montreal Children’s Hospital the best it can be.
Dr. Harvey Gudya, Associate Executive Director of The Montreal Children’s Hospital
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. ~Sherry Anderson