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Concordia Volunteers Make a Difference in the Lives of Thousands

April 28, 2015

Too often, it goes without saying that nonprofits like Concordia couldn’t carry out their mission nearly as well or serve nearly as many people without the help of dedicated volunteers. But during the month of April – National Volunteer Appreciation Month – we all take a moment to pause and say “thank you.”

It’s difficult to put an exact number on how many volunteers we have throughout the Concordia system – 1,000? 1,500? 2,000? – or how many hours they commit to furthering our mission of caring for others each year. What’s not hard to figure out is how big of an impact they make in the lives of those we serve. And the ironic part is that many of those very volunteers have never even met a patient, resident, camper, etc.

We held a few volunteer appreciation events recently, but today was the last of the month at our Cabot Campus. Approximately 170 of our volunteers were treated to a delicious lunch, served by the very staff members they assist on a regular basis. The theme was “Shine the Light on our Volunteers” (hence all the yellow), and those in attendance listened as Concordia leadership thanked them for all they do.

To all of our volunteers, thank you for your hard work and dedication to Concordia. Please know that your efforts do not go unrecognized by our staff or the thousands of people we serve every month. We thank God for you on a daily basis.

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For pictures from our volunteer appreciation event at Concordia of the South Hills, visit our Facebook Page here!

Concordia volunteers perform important and rewarding work, and can choose the duties, location and schedule most fitting to them. No prior experience is needed, just an open heart and the desire to change a life. Volunteers contribute in many ways, including:

  • Music or dance talents
  • Helping with parties/special events/outings
  • Visiting residents and wheelchair walks
  • Quilting and sewing various items
  • Pet Therapy visits
  • Recycling cans and newspaper
  • Office help
  • Delivering mail/papers
  • Light yardwork
  • Assisting with chapel services
  • And much more

If you are interested in volunteering, call the Location of your choice and ask for volunteer opportunities. To learn more about Concordia and our mission, visit the About section of our website.

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