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Baystate Wing Hospital Welcomes Two New Volunteers

PALMER — Two new volunteers, Carole DeWolf and Luv Kataria, recently joined the Baystate Wing Hospital team. DeWolf, a retired nurse who will be volunteering in the Medical/Surgical Unit, is looking to give back to her community. Kataria, who is entering his senior year in college and is planning to apply to medical school, is interested in every area of hospital medicine. He will be volunteering in the Emergency Room.

“Volunteers are extraordinary people who want to contribute to the greater good of things,” said Marie Saunders, manager of Volunteer Services for Baystate Health. “We have several opportunities open for individuals to share their talents and skills to support and assist our staff in creating wonderful experiences for our patients.”

Volunteers are currently being sought to fill positions in various departments, including greeters, patient-care areas, and the gift shop. Duties will vary depending on the assigned department. Volunteers are assigned to a department/area according to their interests and the needs of the hospital.

“During their service at Baystate Wing Hospital, we want to ensure that all of our volunteers are doing something that they enjoy,” Saunders said.

The Volunteer Services program is open to anyone who is interested in giving back to their community. All potential volunteers must be age 16 or older and complete a volunteer application, submit to and pass a background check, and meet all vaccination requirements.

The program is an ideal opportunity for seniors and young adults who wish to volunteer in a healthcare setting. Volunteers will receive training and support and can receive credit for school (if they require it) and grow personally through service to others.

For more information or to fill out an application online, visit www.baystatehealth.org/about-us/volunteer or call Tanya Dorman, volunteer coordinator for Baystate Wing Hospital, at (413) 370-5295.