Jessica has been a Northern Health social engagement volunteer for more than six months, visiting clients at Dunrovin Lodge in Quesnel. Every hour that she volunteers makes an enormous difference in the lives of clients.
“When I walk into the Lodge, the clients’ faces light up,” she said. “Knowing I’m going to make someone’s day brighter makes me very happy.”
It was a desire to learn more about the medical field that first drew Jessica to volunteer with Northern Health.
“I’ve never volunteered before outside of school, and this has been a wonderful experience,” said Jessica. “I graduate this year, so I’m hoping to go to Thompson Rivers University in science and transition to the medical field, possibly nursing.”
One of her favourite memories is a client who wins at Snakes & Ladders every single time they play: “It’s so funny! I thought I was good, but she beats me every time and she loves it.”
Northern Health is grateful to all volunteers for their generosity and commitment.
“Jessica is a wonderful volunteer and we could use more like her,” said staff who work with her.
If you’d like to learn more about volunteering at Northern Health, visit our Northern Health volunteering website (pathway: northernhealth.ca, About Us tab, Get Involved tab, Volunteering At Northern Health tab).
By Nancy Shelford
Northern Health’s regional manager of volunteer resources