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Volunteer Spotlight: Cheryl
January 13, 2020

HPHA is lucky to have approximately 500 volunteers who give their time and talents to our organization! Not only do volunteers support and complement the work of our professional staff, they also provide hospitality, governance and fundraising services. From the Board Room to the Bedside each of our volunteers makes a difference to the HPHA experience!

Cheryl - Stratford General Hospital

How long have you volunteers at HPHA?

Five years.

Why did you want to volunteer at HPHA?

I retired early and was looking for something rewarding to fill my days. I always looked to the hospital as the hospital was always there for my family when we were in need. Medicine has always been an interest of mine. I am not providing hands on care but I am here to support anyone who needs a listening ear. This opportunity has allowed me to give back.

What is involved in your volunteer role?

I started off in the Coffee Shop and this role has kept me busy interacting with people. I have made good friends amongst the staff and volunteers and enjoy supporting the customers. The little things can make a big difference. I am also involved directly with patients spending time visiting, listening and talking when there is a special request. Then I was gently nudged by Cheryl Hunt, Corporate Lead Volunteer Services, to consider a role with the Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital (VSGH) Council. This role in itself is rewarding but challenging and gives you a great overview of the responsibilities of the VSGH from financing, to special events, to employment standards to volunteer roles and recruitment. This role definitely keeps my mind active!

What has been the most rewarding part of being a volunteer?

The rewarding part of volunteering is being a part of the volunteer family and being able to give back to our community. The volunteer program has been a wonderful part of my life

What would you say to others who are considering becoming a volunteer?

I often suggest to folks who are just getting ready to retire, or have retired and are looking for something worthwhile, to consider the volunteer program at the Stratford General Hospital. There are many roles to choose from. The program is big here and I enjoy the variety. You can be as busy as you wish to be ant truly, there is something for everyone!

Cheryl, a volunteer, poses at a recent Volunteers of Stratford General Hospital Fundraising event

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