Volunteers Have a Positive Impact Throughout Region

‘How Do You Recognize Volunteering in 2017?’ Volunteer Appreciation Week

The Cypress Health Region is recognizing approximately 1,500 volunteers who graciously provide in excess of 16,000 hours each year to its volunteer programs.  The Region is indebted to the important role that volunteers play in daily activities of the patients, residents, and clients.

The Cypress Health Region is hosting appreciation teas for its many volunteers during the national ‘Volunteer Appreciation Week’ campaign.  The teas offer an opportunity for volunteers in communities to get together and enjoy the company of one another.  As well, staff and management of the Region provide greetings and show their gratitude for the volunteer force.  Teas have been organized in the communities of Shaunavon, Gull Lake, Eastend, Herbert, Leader, Maple Creek, Ponteix, Cabri, Mankota, and Swift Current.

Each year the Region’s volunteers build strong connections in each community in programs that include: Meals on Wheels, long term care activity helpers, spiritual care, flu clinics, auxiliaries, transportation, wellness clinics, Kiwanis Clowns, and more.  Many of these programs rely heavily on volunteer support and would not be possible without the dedication of community members.

“We are grateful to have such a compassionate group of individuals, organizations, and businesses to help with our volunteer program,” said Briana Fifield, Volunteer Services Coordinator for Cypress Health.  “These appreciation teas are just a small way to say thank you to our many volunteers that make a positive impact for so many people.”

The Region’s volunteer program always welcomes additional individuals that are willing to give a small or large amount of time to provide assistance.  Anyone interested in sharing their talents, helping others, meeting new people, and making a difference in their community is a great volunteer candidate.

For additional information on how to become a registered volunteer for the Cypress Health Region, please call 306-778-5114 or visit the careers section of www.cypresshealth.ca.  All volunteers are registered, allowing the Region to easily identify the need for volunteers in each community and also to protect individuals with insurance should anything occur while volunteering.