Each month, we recognize a volunteer who goes above and beyond to assist our patients and their families.
Staff nominate our volunteers for this well-deserved recognition. Each Volunteer of the Month is eligible for Volunteer of the Year recognition.
Are you a staff member who wants to recognize an amazing volunteer? Email Volunteering@NationwideChildrens.org to nominate him or her.
March Volunteer of the Month: Carol Taylor
More than 760 hours of service
Carol Taylor began volunteering in 2014 and has dedicated more than 760 hours of service. She volunteers twice per week with the Alliance Data Sibling Clubhouse and the Reach Out and Read program. She is recognized for going “above and beyond to ensure patients are read to and go home with a good book in hand.” “We love her curiosity, her sense of wonder and her generous lack of inhibition with Clubhouse siblings,” shares Lead Sibling Clubhouse Staff Member Kyle Lemstrom.
February Volunteer of the Month: Kate Colombo
More than 180 hours of service
Kate Colombo began volunteering in 2017 and has dedicated more than 180 hours of service. Kate is a high school volunteer who volunteers with the Art Cart and on the H5 patient units as a playroom assistant. “Kate is eager to engage in her volunteer duties each shift and seeks out projects and needs of the unit from the child life specialist,” shares H5 Child Life Specialist Katrina Hall. “She greets everyone she meets with a smile and expresses her excitement for her volunteer role.”
January Volunteer of the Month: Megan Ryan
More Than 650 Hours of Service
Megan Ryan began volunteering in 2010 and has dedicated more than 650 hours of service. Meg volunteers in the Alliance Data Sibling Clubhouse and is described as being organized, task oriented and a hard worker with a love for interacting with young children. "It is clear that Meg brings an extra sparkle to the Sibling Clubhouse with her enthusiasm and contributions," shares Sibling Liaison Lisa Bendler.