gold_medalAt Capital Caring, we often say that we could not care for all of our 1,200 patients every day without the support of more than 800 community volunteers. Our dedicated volunteers contribute tens of thousands of hours every year to support our mission to simply improve care for those facing life-limiting illnesses. While we could not be more grateful for our volunteers, we owe a special thanks and appreciation for the Volunteer Coordinators, whose job it is to seek volunteers, train them, and keep them engaged in helping us meet our mission each day.

In appreciation of all Capital Caring’s Volunteer Coordinators, and as we approach the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, may we present “An Ode to the Volunteer Coordinator,” authored by one of our very own dedicated Volunteer Coordinators:

Each day we dive into our work, sprint to the phone in case it’s a prospective volunteer, bend over backwards to serve our patients.  Then we shoot for higher volunteer hours, jump at the chance to attend a volunteer fair, and race to submit our hours each month.  If that’s not enough, we wrestle with paperwork, punch the clock, cycle the files, flip the calendar page of volunteer scheduling, all in an effort to score another hour of volunteer service.  Not to mention, we lift up the volunteers to encourage them to serve, try not to tee anyone off, and at the end of the day, run home if we still have the energy.

We think all of our Volunteer Coordinators deserve a gold medal!