The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) and Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) celebrated the invaluable contribution of their volunteers. When asked how she feels, Lise Brisson, Manager of Volunteer Services at the EOHU, replies without hesitation: “Without the ongoing help from our volunteers, many of our various projects would have to be put to rest. Therefore, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all our volunteers for their support in helping us deliver services to our clients…”
Volunteers’ footsteps can be followed throughout EOHU’s many offices – they are found at the immunization clinics as well as behind the scenes at many events… They can even be tracked at various clients’ appointments, people to whom they provide rides. Volunteers are the lifeblood of many departments at EOHU!
Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health, agrees. “It is for our volunteers’ eagerness to help and support our staff, that we are able to provide our Eastern Ontario community with such good services. Their invaluable efforts and generous spirit will always be warmly celebrated!”
In 2012, 189 EOHU and CCAC volunteers worked a combined total of 7603 hours – the equivalent of 6.5 full-time employees.