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The Gift of Working with Volunteers

It has been almost two and a half months since I have started my position as Manager of Volunteer Services. When I first came in these doors, I knew I was given an amazing opportunity to work with great volunteers, who make a difference in people’s lives every day. As the time has gone by, I have gotten to know so many of the volunteers, and have a true appreciation for them. I look forward to hearing their own personal stories of their everyday lives. I love being a sounding board and getting a better understanding of why they volunteer and where they are in their own personal lives. So many of the volunteers have been through a healing process themselves in this hospital, or a loved one close to them has been. I hear how much they enjoy their time here and that they miss it when they cannot make it in. I hear how they love to give back to their community. All of the volunteers are coming from different walks of lives, but all of them have in common, that want to give back and to help. It is a great experience to share this time of their lives with them, and I am honored to do so. I want to thank each and every one of the volunteers for their time and what they bring and give to our hospital and community every day they come in.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, contact me, Sarah Hardy, Manager of Volunteer Services, at the Volunteer Office at (518) 562-7595, or visit our website at


Written by Sarah Hardy