A shoutout for our Volunteer Services team leaders

National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of volunteerism in Canada, is near and dear to our hearts at Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) and Foundation.

We could not do what we do without the amazing support of our volunteers – whether offering a warm welcome at our hospital main entrance, helping patients and visitors across our entire hospital, or helping our Foundation raise millions of dollars each year. Our volunteers do amazing things in support of our hospital, Foundation, and our entire community each and every day.

Because of the COVID-19 restictions, many of our volunteers are unable to be with us in the hospital right now – but that does not stop them from continuing to provide their generous support.

An anonymous long-time donor of QCH Foundation, who has been volunteering at QCH since 1985, almost 40 years, recently made a generous donation in honour of our Volunteer Services team leaders, consisting of Glenn Hay, Manager of Volunteer Resources, Michael Garlick, Volunteer Coordinator, and Nadene Dalley, Retail Manager of Gift Box, nominating this wonderful trio as Champions of Care.

Left to right: Glenn Hay, Michael Garlick, and Nadene Dalley, receiving their Champion of Care pins.

This anonymous donor and QCH volunteer, felt it was important to recognize the incredible work of our Volunteer Services team, after a long and challenging year:

“I would like to nominate the team consisting of Glenn, Mike, and Nadene from the Volunteer Services Department as Champions of Care. Since their arrival in the Department… they have kept all volunteers well informed of the things that make wanting to come to work a distinct pleasure. Their exemplary attention to detail was especially true during the pandemic, keeping volunteers safe.”

Glenn, Mike and Nadene’s hearts were filled with happiness when learning of their Champion of Care nomination. 

“Having such a compassionate and giving person from our team recognize us as Champions of Care was simply an honour. Our Champion of Care donor has been volunteering at QCH for nearly forty years, in a number a different roles. Their recognition and donation on our behalf speaks to their continued support and commitment to our hospital and to our team.

It is a privilege to work with our volunteers every day and we are so grateful to be included within the ‘Champions of Care’ award winners group in recognition of this work,” says Glenn Hay, Manager, Volunteer Resources

Happy National Volunteer Week!

At QCH, you have the opportunity to recognize and show appreciation when a member of our team has provided exceptional care, by making a donation in honour of the care received. When you make a Champion of Care donation you can send a personal message of thanks that will be shared with your Champion. They will also receive a special pin to wear with pride. Your gift not only shows your appreciation, your support will ensure our QCH team continues to have the equipment and tools they need to care for you, your family, friends and our entire community.