In December, VNA & Blue Water Hospice recognizes staff with service awards at the annual All Staff Meeting. This year, Volunteer of the Year was to be announced as well. Due to COVID, the breakfast could not take place and instead a short presentation was held instead.
Volunteers give of their time and their heart. At VNA & Blue Water Hospice, we are grateful for all our volunteers. This year has been one of many “firsts” and so is our process for naming Volunteer of the Year! In this non-traditional kind of year, we are honoring two volunteers.
Carl Erickson has been named VNA & Blue Water Hospice 2020 Volunteer of the Year. He has been a volunteer since 2016 helping in the Blue Water Hospice Home kitchen, front desk, and assists with mailings.
“Carl never hesitates to help out. In 2020, he was always there whenever and wherever we needed assistance. Carl didn’t miss a single shift…even during COVID. I am grateful and appreciative of his commitment to our staff, patients, and organization,” says Heidi Benner, Volunteer Coordinator.
Carl said “I like coming here. I like helping where I can. This is a surprise…a happy surprise.”
Congratulations, Carl Erickson – 2020 Volunteer of the Year.
Check out the volunteer opportunities at VNA & Blue Water Hospice at https://www.vnabwh.org/volunteer/.