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Catch the Volunteer Spirit!
7/7/2014 3:21:56 PM
We need your wisdom, passion and experience here at Palomar Health. Join our family of volunteers and make a difference in your community by calling one of our Palomar Health volunteer offices:
Palomar Medical Center Volunteer Office, (442) 281-4073
Palomar Health Downtown Campus Office (760) 739-2616
Pomerado Hospital Volunteer Department (858) 613-4659
Palomar Health Volunteer Director, Fran Waller, (442) 281-4074
Posted By Gwynn Socolich, Monday, July 28, 2014 7:42:18 AM
Our church, Calvary Oceanside as part of the Create with Cheerful Hearts Ministry would like to make craft kits for kids in Pediatrics at Palomar Hospital. Can you tell me who to contact for delivery of these kits and if you have guidelines for kits. We are considering a card kit/journal in November for kids who are in the hospital over the holidays. Please contact me at gwynngenealogy at gmail.com
Posted By Fran Waller, Volunteer Director, Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:11:10 AM
Openings now for volunteer opportunities in our new gift shop at Palomar Health. Contact the Volunteer Office at 442-281-4073
Posted By Fran Waller, Volunteer Director, Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:16:11 AM
Community Service: Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.

#10: It''s good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one''s fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
The estimated value of a volunteer''s time is $24.00 per hour.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:
Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:
Support families (daycare and eldercare)
Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
Provide support and care to patients and families.

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:
Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!