Hospital volunteers contribute much

Published 12:03 am Sunday, April 6, 2014

At Natchez Community Hospital, volunteers are valuable members of the health care team. Whether it’s offering a smile or kind words, providing assistance or helping with a special project, our volunteers help us fulfill our commitment to providing top-quality patient care.

National Volunteer Week — April 6-13 — may only last a week, but our appreciation for our volunteers is ongoing. This week gives us a special opportunity to recognize these men and women who selflessly give their time and effort to improve the lives of others.

We can’t say enough good things about our volunteers. It is such an honor to think that they choose to spend their valuable time helping others, and we appreciate everything they do.

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This week gives us an opportunity to recognize their outstanding work and promote the importance of volunteering, which means so much to our entire community.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year, drawing the support and endorsement of U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other elected officials.

There’s no question volunteering helps others and can make a positive difference in our community, but did you know it’s actually good for you?

According to a study by the Corporation for National & Community Service, volunteering leads to greater life satisfaction and lower rates of depression.

It can expand your network of friends, enhance your knowledge and experience and help you discover new interests.

Volunteering at a hospital can be a very rewarding experience. Whether you prefer interacting with patients or visitors or contributing behind the scenes, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities and are always looking for people to join our team.

Improve your life and the lives of others by volunteering today.

On behalf of everyone at Natchez Community Hospital, we thank our extraordinary volunteers.

And to all those who serve at organizations throughout our community, know that your efforts are appreciated and valued.

If you’d like more information about volunteering at Natchez Community Hospital, please contact Renee Cantu at 601-445-1740.


Eric Robinson is chief executive officer at Natchez Community Hospital.