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MVHS Celebrates National Volunteer Services Week

UTICA, NY –During National Volunteer Week, Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) celebrates its more than 300 volunteers from Sunday, April 15, to Saturday, April 21, 2018. MVHS volunteers donated 33,000 hours of their time and talent in 2017 to help MVHS patients, residents, families, employees and medical staff.

A breakfast will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, to honor MVHS volunteers and their contributions to the organization.

“I enjoy volunteering at MVHS because it gives me the opportunity to help people and the hospital,” said Jon Chaffee, an MVHS volunteer since January, 2016. “I enjoy meeting the patients and getting to know those who come weekly.”

MVHS has openings for volunteers to assist in several departments. The assignments and work are flexible. Tasks that the MVHS volunteers assist with are delivering mail to different departments throughout MVHS, providing information and directions at the reception desks, keeping families updated in the waiting rooms and providing customer and sales service in the gift shops.

"I am so grateful to all of our volunteers,” said Delta Rubsamen, director of Volunteer Services at MVHS. “Their contributions make the Mohawk Valley Health System a better place for patients, visitors and staff. For anyone in our community looking to experience the joy of helping others, I encourage them to volunteer with us.”

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Victoria Gruszczynski
Communications Specialist