Centra celebrates National Volunteer Week

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Centra Southside Community Hospital is recognizing its volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 18-24.

“We value our dedicated volunteers 365 days of the year, but we are especially proud to honor them during National Volunteer Week,” Tom Angelo, CEO of Centra Southside Community Hospital, said. “Our volunteers help us to provide quality, compassionate health care to our community. The gift of their time and their dedication to all staff, patients and visitors knows no bounds.”

In 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week as a way to recognize the efforts of volunteers in the U.S. Every sitting president since that time has issued a proclamation during the third week of April to honor volunteers. This week-long event has become a nationwide effort to urge people to get out and volunteer in their own communities.

Throughout 2019, CSCH’s volunteers clocked more than 5,012 hours.

Although the pandemic suspended the hospital volunteer program from March 2020-March 2021, the program is back and going strong.

For more information about volunteering at the hospital, call (434) 315-2445.