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.
February Volunteer of the Month: Bob Hughes
More Than 700 Hours of Service
Bob Hughes started volunteering in 2015 and has given more than 700 hours of service. Bob volunteers in both the Alliance Data Sibling Clubhouse and the Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic.“Bob goes above and beyond to help in any way he can during his volunteer hours and makes the hospital experience a positive one for patients and families," shares Child Life Specialist Anina Sansonetti. “Bob brightens the Clubhouse with his kind smile and wonderful sense of humor," adds Sibling Liaison Mackenzie Kibbe.
January Volunteer of the Month: Anna Gibson
More Than 270 Hours of Service
Anna Gibson began volunteering with the H4 patient unit in 2018 and has given more than 270 hours of service. Anna travels from Wapakoneta, Ohio to Columbus each week to volunteer. “Anna is a dedicated and passionate volunteer who puts her whole heart and soul into all that she does," shares H4 Child Life Specialist Lindsay Schwartz. "Whether Anna is spending time with a baby, a school-age child or cleaning toys, Anna brings the same level of excitement and care. She always has a smile on her face and builds strong positive relationships with patients, families and staff."