Hang Kyu Park “I like to volunteer in an after-school program at Elmhurst. As I teach kids, I also learn a lot. I’m happy that they enjoy seeing me. It’s a terrific experience and the department is very supportive.”
By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead
Why do you volunteer at Elmhurst General Hospital?
|Linda Huang “My daughter was in the hospital five years ago. Her surgery was very successful and I felt a lot of love from the staff. I became a volunteer for 100 hours, but continued to contribute my time. I translate for patients. I enjoy working with people with strokes on the rehab unit.”||Jean Banthos “I’m a retired former secretary and the reason I volunteer is that if you want to get something out of your community you have to put something into it. I enjoy the people and the young doctors and nurses that use the library where I work. They keep me young.”|
|Bina Bhadra “I like to help people in a variety of ways. I enjoy working and sharing with people who give unselfishly of their time and energy to make the hospital a pleasant experience. I learn something new every day.”||Devika Samaroo “I go to Jamaica High School and enjoy being a volunteer here because it’s very exciting. I learn lots of things. I want to be a pediatrician in the future, and I work in the pediatric section as a volunteer.”|
|Doris Fogle “I’ve been a volunteer here for the last 20 years. People say I’m crazy but I enjoy it. I work in all aspects especially with keeping the time sheets of our wonderful volunteers. I’m a member of our community advisory board and I’m a certified hospice visitor.”|