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Celebrating Health Care Volunteers across Pa.

National Volunteer Week 2022 is April 17-23

April 21, 2022

National Volunteer Week is a time to honor and thank hospital and health system volunteers for their commitment to patient care and their compassion for patients, staff, and our communities.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on hospitals’ ability to welcome volunteers into their buildings, many are once again able to accept their help based on evolving COVID-19 protocols.

Volunteers are known for their work in supporting many hospital functions, including engaging the patient and family, providing a warm and welcoming environment, and being a source of information. These volunteers also support transportation, food pantries, lending closets, gift shops, and countless other hospital programs.

Health care volunteers may be found in many health care settings, such as hospice, cancer centers, dialysis centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and long-term care facilities.

The Beryl Institute offers a list of ideas and suggestions for celebrating that are gathered from Volunteer Professionals Community members.  

HAP wishes to thank all of the hospital volunteers, the people who maintain hospital and health system volunteer programs, and our volunteer leaders on boards and committees. Your commitment to patient care and selfless acts of kindness help improve patient care every day.