Volunteers are gone (temporarily) but not forgotten at Baptist Health Louisville
April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week.
April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, a time set aside to recognize and thank volunteers nationwide for their hard work and dedication to the organizations they serve.
Though Baptist Health Louisville normally holds a festive luncheon for volunteers, this year’s event was held as a series of curbside chats with signs and balloons. Each volunteer received a small gift as a token of appreciation for their service.
It was a welcome reunion for volunteers, who have been on hiatus from volunteering since March, 2020. They made it clear that are eagerly awaiting their return to service as pandemic restrictions ease. Though that time is still undetermined, they said they are excited for when the time comes and asked when that time might be.
Volunteers are greatly missed at Baptist Health Louisville. With more than 300 volunteers in service, they can be seen working in some of the following places just to name a few:
- Coffee carts
- Gift shop
- Childcare Development Center offices
- Cancer Resource Center
- Nursing units
- Surgery and cardiovascular services
- Pastoral care team
The volunteers have been greatly missed by staff and the patients they serve, with all eagerly awaiting the time when they will bring their smiles and cheer back to Baptist Health Louisville.