Volunteer Recognition Day
Monday, April 16, 2018
This is our assignment for the Aspire and Inspire sparkteam: April 20th is Volunteer Recognition Day. Volunteer Recognition Day honors the legions of volunteers who dedicate themselves to causes and helping others, making big and small differences in people’s lives. In what ways have you volunteered your time and effort over the years? Are there ways you look forward to volunteering in the future?
When I was in high school and college I volunteered a pretty good amount. Then I became a teacher, and my volunteering definitely decreased. There was just too much to do for my job. Now that I’m not teaching, I have time to volunteer again. Currently I volunteer in my church library one morning a week. As a volunteer, I do things like check in and shelve books, process new books, organize the card catalog, etc.
One volunteer I would like to recognize for Volunteer Recognition Day is my father. At 78 years old, he volunteers at the hospital from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday. He works in the Outpatient Surgery waiting room, greeting patients and then escorting them to their various destinations within the hospital. This also involves pushing wheelchairs sometimes. He is very friendly and outgoing, and he does what he can to help patients not be so nervous about their surgery.