Recently Doctors Care provided a luncheon for our volunteers where 50 participants shared their thoughts and celebrated reasons why they volunteer.
I had the honor of putting on the event, including decorating and providing entertainment. This year we were honored to have Dr. Gary VanderArk as our guest speaker. With all the new volunteers that have joined us since the first of the year, this was a great time to have an encouraging and motivational message from the founder of Doctors Care.
Dr. VanderArk spoke of many stories with themes including stress, compassion, excitement, encouragement, but also crisis. He enjoys the word “crisis” because he knows Doctors Care strives to turn crises into wonderful opportunities. We have come to love volunteers because they are people who help when crisis rears its ugly head. Someone asks, and they are there to help!
As the coordinator of volunteers I also get to share stories about the impact of volunteers and the lives we touch. Without ordinary people doing extraordinary work, we at Doctors Care would not be able to reach the multitude of people we serve. Because of our volunteers we are able to give undivided attention to everyone that calls or comes in to receive more information about our programs. Our volunteers are also great ambassadors in the community, talking with others about the success that Doctors Care has experienced over the years.
With volunteers doing everything from reading to children in the waiting rooms to mailing thank you notes to new patients, we all share the common goal in our community of providing knowledge, resources and care to the medically underserved.
Thank you, volunteers, for all you do!
Not a volunteer yet? Come be part of the life-changing events at Doctors Care by pledging your time or financial support. Contact me at (720) 458-6174 or go to the “Get Involved” page on the website for more information.
Blog post contributed by Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Fisher