Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Friedman
Why do you choose to volunteer at UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital?
After working here, I saw an opportunity to use my talents to give back to the hospital.
What is your most memorable volunteer experience at Finley?
Working on the large project for 5MS and knowing that I was able to save quite a bit of money just by using my sewing talents.
What do you find most rewarding about your volunteer assignment?
Knowing that just the little things that I do to help can make a big impact in the life of a patient is very gratifying. Sewing seatbelt pillows for cancer patients and knowing this is giving them comfort, or to just listen when a customer comes into the Gift Shop just looking for someone to talk to.
Who or what motivates you to volunteer?
Knowing that simply giving of my time can make a difference in the lives of others is very rewarding.
What do you do outside of volunteering at Finley (career, hobbies, interests, etc?)
I enjoy sewing, gardening, reading and spending time with family.