Delta County Memorial Hospital Volunteers
The Hospital Volunteers were organized in 1976 by 22 women who strongly felt the need to give back to the community. Today it consists of 70 women and men who donate their time in multiple areas of the hospital and participate in health fairs for Delta County. Volunteers contributed a total of 15,781 hours in 2015.
The Volunteers operate the Wish-U- Well Gift Shop and candy machines. The proceeds purchase equipment for the hospital and fund healthcare scholarships for local students. In 2016, $6,000 was awarded in scholarships to local students.
Volunteers Are Always Needed!
Why Volunteer? Volunteering is not only an opportunity to give back to the community, but it is also good for your health and longevity. By volunteering, you have an opportunity to help staff and patients and you also have an opportunity to help yourself. A recent study at the University of Michigan found that volunteering, more than any other activity, dramatically increases life expectancy.
Some findings from the study include:
Men who volunteer at least once a week lived significantly longer
Participants with heart problems who volunteers had reduced cholesterol levels
Volunteering is a way to stay connected with people and those with many social contacts tend to live longer than those who are more isolated regardless of race, income or level of activity.
Sign up to Volunteer Today!
Applications may be picked up at the Visitor Desk in the main lobby of the hospital or click here to view and print an application. For more information please contact Priscilla Ake, Volunteer Coordinator (970) 596-7458 or Ida Walden, Volunteer President (970) 260-4710.