April 20 – 27, 2013 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week – and we have a special appreciation for the volunteers who help us here at our clinic in Waynesboro! Scores of volunteers donate their time and services at the Wildlife Center in a variety of ways – cleaning animal enclosures, feeding orphaned wildlife, assisting the veterinarians with daily treatments, transporting patients to and from the Center, and more!
As we honor our hard-working volunteers this week, we asked them: Why do you volunteer at the Center? What keeps you coming back? Throughout this week we’ll share their responses on our blog.
Interested in volunteering with us? Learn more!
This post is from Treatment Team volunteer Bob. Bob has been volunteering with us since 2008:
I've been volunteering at the Center for about five years, since retiring as an Operating Room Nurse. It gives me the opportunity to enjoy a few hours a week working with a highly motivated group of health care professionals providing high quality medical and rehabilitative care to an easily overlooked patient group.
Also, I find watching a patient run, walk, swim, crawl, hop, or fly away following successful treatment to be a wonderful, personally satisfying experience.