April is a month that brings many things to mind; spring, warmer weather, tulips, Earth Day, and so much more. However, one thing that the month of April signifies that isn’t mentioned too often is that it celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Recognition Week, which will take place April 10 – 16, 2011.
Since 1974, National Healthcare Volunteer Week helps to create awareness about volunteerism, but it’s also an opportunity to thank current volunteers. We celebrate the compassion and dedication our volunteers give each day they spend at Swift County Benson Hospital.
Volunteers play a big role at Swift County Benson Hospital by participating with the residents in many programs. Volunteers are essential for the programs. Sometimes the simple things, like reading to a resident or a social visit, uplift the spirits the most.
During National Volunteer Week, we honor the ordinary people who give of themselves to accomplish extraordinary things, and we encourage more volunteering. Remember nothing is more golden than the heart of a volunteer-the genuine giving of spirit to help someone else. If you are interesting in volunteering your time, please call Swift County Benson Hospital at 320-843-4232.