Outstanding Volunteer Organization - Volunteers of Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Outstanding Volunteer Organization Award: honors service clubs, nonprofit, faith-based, veteran, disaster preparedness and other organizations that make a demonstrated difference in their community.
VOLUNTEERS OF HENRY FORD ALLEGIANCE HEALTH have been supporting health and wellness in Jackson for 100 years. In 2016, 467 volunteers served a total of 48,932 hours and donated over $123,000 to the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation. Volunteers can be found in almost every department at the hospital. They serve at the front desk, escort visitors, staff the gift shop, serve in the surgery family waiting room and try to make visiting families as comfortable as possible during a stressful time. Cancer center volunteers assist patients as they receive IV treatment, and volunteers with the Caring Hand Program knit and create cards for patients. “What I love is the people,” said a volunteer of over 30 years at the hospital gift shop. “You just have to be friendly to people. Volunteering makes you feel good, and that’s what it’s all about.”