April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

Kasie Lake and Samantha George (nurses), Uganda, GO TeamApril is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and CURE would like to say THANK YOU to all our volunteers! Thank you for your dedication to CURE, our patients and their families and thank you for donating your time, skills and money.

In 2010, 746 people volunteered within the network of CURE’s hospitals. Here are a few interesting tidbits:

 

  • 210 responded to help the victims of the earth quake in Haiti
  • More than half returned for another short-term trip with CURE.
  • Over two-thirds were health care providers.
  • There were 40 teams of three or more people.
  • Volunteers include anesthesiologists, dentists, elementary age children, general helpers, medical students, neurosurgeons, nurses,  orthopedic surgeons, OR technicians, plastic surgeons, translators, and the list goes on and on.

Many times we forgot to also thank those who volunteer at CURE’s headquarters in Lemoyne, PA. They come faithfully each week and accomplish any task that is put before them. THANK YOU!

With the changing economy we know that making a short-term trip often means making personal and financial  sacrifices. That is why our fees have remained unchanged since 2009 — to keep trip costs as low as possible.

We continue to have short-term volunteer needs throughout the CURE network. As you begin to plan where you will be serving in 2011/2012 please visit the Help Now section of our website to check out a list of current opportunities.

We would love to welcome you back to our hospitals!

Jessica Netzel, NICU Nurse, Kabul Maureen Sloan, RN, Niger (nurse training) Maureen Sloan, RN, Uganda Alex Waardenburg, Niger (general helper)

Don Waardenburg, Niger (general helper) Chad Teven, Medical Student, October Project Team, Honduras Bill Manuck (dental assistant) and Dr. Ed Pergiovanni (Dentist), October Project Team, Honduras 2010 Uganda GO Team Mandi Perry, Uganda GO Team Diane Dunn, Kenya Amanda Rearick, Lemoyne Fatima Garuba, Medical Student, Dominican Republic


Photo of the Heather Hunter

About the Author:

Heather is the Global Outreach Manager for CURE International.

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