Giving thanks to those who give

Barbara Cooke, a volunteer at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre, chats with a resident.
Barbara Cooke, a volunteer at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre, chats with a resident.

You’ll find them at desks, you’ll find them at bedsides and lounges, you’ll find them wandering the halls. Those telltale pins or blue coats that can be spotted throughout the year and in nearly every corner of our network were briefly set aside as volunteers gathered at the Jewish General Hospital for a cocktail held in their honour.

Volunteers attend a cocktail held in their honour.
Volunteers attend a cocktail held in their honour.

“We wanted to give back to those who give,” says Joanne Laing, Chief of Volunteer and Pastoral Services, who organized the June 8 event. “We have 2,500 volunteers throughout the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal who are contributing selflessly and tirelessly in a multitude of ways.  They’re a vital resource, providing comfort to our users, guidance to our visitors and support to our staff.” 

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