Concordia Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Service

April 30, 2013

"Don't ever question the value of volunteers. Noah's Ark was built by volunteers; the Titanic was built by professionals." Unknown

While we're not sure who to credit for that quote, it does make you stop and think about the important work that volunteers do on a daily basis around the world. According to, the largest network of local volunteer centers around the world, last year approximately 2.6 million volunteers contributed $579 million worth of service and that's just volunteers in their network!

At Concordia, our volunteers may not actually number in the millions, but the hundreds we do have seem to do the work of a million people, and we couldn't be more grateful for each and every one of them.

Last week, which was officially National Volunteer Week nationwide, Concordia at Cabot held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the Haven 1 dining room. Around 160 volunteers who help around the campus, with Concordia Visiting Nurses and with Good Samaritan Hospice were thanked by President and CEO Keith Frndak and then served a delicious lunch by the Concordia staff members they selflessly assist every day.

Below are some photos from the event for you to take a look at and comment on if you like. And if you keep scrolling past the pictures, you'll see some of the volunteer duties that are needed on a regular basis throughout Concordia Lutheran Ministries. If you or someone you know has a heart for volunteering, consider contacting one of our facilities to give a few hours of time. The great thing about volunteering is that it usually benefits the helper just as much as those who are helped just in different ways. :)

(Click each thumbnail photo to see the entire picture)

Concordia is always looking for interested community members to help in a number of areas. Our 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 patients/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!

Those interested in volunteering should call one of the locations listed below and ask for volunteer opportunities. For more information on Concordia Lutheran Ministries, visit our website or e-mail us here.

Concordia at Cabot

134 Marwood Road

Cabot, PA 16023

Phone: (724) 352-1571

Concordia at Ridgewood Place

1460 Renton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Phone: (412) 798-1855

Concordia at the Orchard

104 Concordia Way

Butler, PA 16001

Phone: (724) 285-4490

Concordia at Rebecca Residence

3746 Cedar Ridge Road

Allison Park, PA 15101

Phone: (724) 444-0600

Good Samaritan Hospice

3500 Brooktree Road, Ste. 320

Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: (724) 933-8888

Concordia of the South Hills

1300 Bower Hill Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Phone: (412) 278-1300

Concordia of Cranberry

10 Adams Ridge Boulevard

Mars, PA 16046

Phone: (724) 779-4300

Concordia of Fox Chapel

931 Route 910

Cheswick, PA 15024

Phone: (412) 767-5808

Concordia of Franklin Park

1600 Georgetowne Drive

Sewickley, PA 15143

Phone: (724) 935-1075

Concordia of Wexford

125 Brown Road

Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: (724) 935-1266

Concordia at Sumner

970 Sumner Parkway

Copley, OH 44321

Phone: (330) 664-1000


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