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Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital Highlights its Volunteer Program

Posted Date: 6/10/2024
Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital’s volunteers support the efforts of the hospital and contribute services in various positions to best fit the needs of patients and the community. Two long-time volunteers and previous employees at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital share their experiences and encourage those who are interested in volunteering to apply.

Jeannie Turnley, who was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital for 31 years before becoming a volunteer. She has volunteered at the hospital for about 18 years in many different capacities, including making crafts for patients and volunteering at blood drives.

“It’s truly special to be a volunteer, knowing that you can put a smile on someone’s face who may be going through a hard time,” said Turnley. “Being a volunteer gives me the opportunity to be out of the house and meet new people. It certainly makes my heart feel good to be involved and serve at the hospital.”

Shirely Funk started her career at Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in 1972. Since then, she’s worked in several different departments across the hospital from the business offices to the labs. As a volunteer for 13 years, she’s also volunteered in various roles throughout the hospital, greeting patients, participating in community events, and more.

“I enjoy serving others and through volunteering at the hospital, I have had the opportunity to meet with patients before their procedures to pray with them, I often play games or visit with patients staying in the hospital, encourage family members, and more,” said Funk. “Being a volunteer is a blessing to me and something I believe everyone should get the chance to do.”

Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital has a Junior Volunteer and Adult Volunteer program. Those interested in becoming a volunteer must submit an application online. To apply as a volunteer, visit MonHealth.com/Preston-Memorial/Volunteer-Services.

“We are so very blessed to have this hospital in our community and I believe it is my role as a member of the community to volunteer in any way I can,” said Funk. “I would encourage other community members to do their civic duty and volunteer whenever they see a need, and I would encourage them to volunteer at Mon Health Preston Memorial hospital because there are plenty of ways to serve and enrich the lives of people in the area.”

To learn more about Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, visit MonHealth.com/Preston-Memorial
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