Volunteers make a difference

April 10 to 16 is National Volunteer Week which provides a great opportunity to recognize the many volunteers who work in the Okanagan and make such a difference in the lives of others.

Volunteers touch the lives of so many people and can have a profound impact on clients, patients and their family and friends.

In the South Okanagan, volunteers support South Okanagan General Hospital, McKinney Place Retirement Residence and Sunnybank Centre Retirement Residence with a number of different services including the Friendly Visitor program, Hospice programs, Meals on Wheels, Candy Stripers/Cadets and the South Okanagan Health Care Auxiliary, just to mention a few.

These programs touch the lives of many people, and most programs would not exist and could not continue without the generous support of volunteers. I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to each and every volunteer.

If you would like to make a positive difference in the lives of others, please contact Volunteer Services, South Okanagan General Hospital at 250-498-5026 or by e-mail at Kevin.andrews@interiorhealth.ca. All you need is some time, the desire to help and a caring nature; we’ll do our best to make you a welcome part of a giving team.

Kevin Andrews, co-ordinator of volunteer services


South Okanagan General Hospital