WMC acknowledges volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Released: 04/15/20

Volunteers Kate Hovden (left) and Pat Billet (right) volunteer at the Auxiliary Valentine Day sale event.

Winneshiek Medical Center’s 100 active volunteers are present in many areas, including the information desk, hospice, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Auxiliary Gift Shop, and at special events.  Additionally, volunteers provide hand-crafted items for patients, help with mailings, share their gardening talents and provide for other needs, as requested.

Karla Bakken, volunteer coordinator at WMC, says, “Even during the COVID-19 pandemic when regular volunteer services are paused, our team of volunteers continues to inspire hope through their spirit of giving.  Some are making masks, others helped assemble a gift for staff; still others continue to help with Medicare questions through telephone appointments.”

National Volunteer Week is April 19-25, 2020.  Bakken says, “Although we cannot thank our volunteers in person right now, our circumstances do not diminish our appreciation for them and their selfless work.”

To learn more about volunteer opportunities call the Winneshiek Medical Center Volunteer Services department at 563-387-3036.

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