Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Friedman
Why do you choose to volunteer at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital?
I feel that this is my way to be able to give back, whether it is working in the Sunshine Gift Shop or making pillows for the Cancer patients.
What is your most memorable volunteer experience at Finley?
I don't have any one particular experience. It is nice to know that, when working in the Gift shop, people sometimes just need someone to visit with and we are there to listen and help them pass the time.
What do you find most rewarding about your volunteer assignment?
Knowing that the small pillows I make go directly to Cancer patients and they are so appreciative and comforting for them.
Who or what motivates you to volunteer?
Knowing that what I do is helping patients and the people I volunteer with are great people to work with.
What do you do outside of volunteering at Finley (career, hobbies, interests, etc?)
I work full time here at Finley and part-time at the magazine, Julien's Journal. Spending time with family, grandchildren, gardening, sewing.