National Volunteer week is April 24th-28th.  At Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers for all they do to serve our patients, their families, and to assist our staff.

In today’s hectic world, we don’t always say “thank you” enough.  Our community mission would be much harder to achieve without the assistance of BMH volunteers.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week demonstrates that by working together, organizations have the fortitude to meet challenges and accomplish goals.

During National Volunteer Week, our hospital will celebrate the profound impact that our volunteers contribute to BMH. By offering their gift of time to us, adding their personal touch to help provide comfort to our patients and family members, transporting patients, or at the front desk making sure people find their way, helping with mailings, filing, comforting and supporting a mother during childbirth, and many other ways, they help support us.

Seen daily in their navy or teal vests, our volunteers give our patients a friendly face and are able to make them feel supported during their time here.  They contribute over 20,000 hours of service each year.

We thank them for volunteering their time and delivering their service with compassion. The hospital could not function without our volunteers, they are truly invaluable.  The next time you visit BMH, I encourage you to thank our volunteers for their service.

JoAnne Lee Rogers

JoAnne Lee Rogers is the volunteer services coordinator for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.