One of the greatest gifts any person has to give is time. Volunteers for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System have donated hundreds of thousands of hours to serve patients and their families.
To say their service is valuable is an understatement. But here are a few things to know about the tremendous impact our volunteers make:
- In the last fiscal year, volunteers contributed 20,516 hours.
- Their contribution saved Spartanburg Regional $473,309.88.
- Since 2008, volunteers at Pelham Medical Center have contributed more than $1 million worth of volunteer hours.
- There are 209 active volunteers that serve at Spartanburg Medical Center and in hospice care. At Pelham Medical Center, over 60 people volunteer; Union Medical Center has 18 volunteers.
Volunteers make a difference.
Helping hands and paws!
In one year, volunteers have contributed more than 20,500 hours to helping patients.
- 209 volunteers work in Spartanburg
- 60 volunteers work at Pelham
Helen West and Doris Lawter have been volunteering since before PCs existed!
- 1960 - Lasers invented
- 1967 - Helen West volunteers
- 1974 - Doris Lawter volunteers
- 1981 - First PC sold by IBM
Lyle Garland is our oldest volunteer at 93.
Our youngest is 4 – if you count puppies!
- We have 7 certified pet therapy volunteers. The pets even get their own badges.
What do our volunteers do?
- Visit with patients
- Work in the not-for-profit gift shop
- Knit items for NICU, chemotherapy, hospice & palliative care patients
- Answer questions in various lobbies
- Deliver flowers and gifts to patient rooms
Join us! Apply online to be a volunteer, today.
We always have room for one more volunteer. Would you like to donate your time and talents to helping people feel better? Volunteer!