Prior to moving to the area, Beverly had already spent time volunteering at a hospital, so when she found herself in Rapid City, she knew that volunteering at Monument Health would be right for her.
Why do you volunteer?
I feel like it’s a great opportunity to be able to help people and I like to be busy, so I fit right into volunteering.
What have you done as a volunteer at Monument Health?
Oh, I’ve done a little bit of everything. I was doing hand massages with Caring Hands at the Cancer Care Institute and also in the rooms. I did visitations and handed out items to make stays just a little more pleasant, like word search books, crossword puzzles or a deck of cards. We also make the neck pillows. I’ve made hundreds of them!
What advice do you have for folks who want to volunteer?
No matter who you are, there’s a really big variety of opportunities at the hospital. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, you can make a difference, so just jump in.
We make it a priority to deliver high-quality care to our patients. Volunteers help us add a thoughtful touch to our everyday health care services.