The Volunteer Services department supports placements at WakeMed Cary Hospital, Kraft YMCA, WakeMed Apex Healthplex, WakeMed Brier Creek, and WakeMed Fuquay-Varina Skilled Nursing Facility.
The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital is a 501(c) 3 organization, EIN 56-1798031 established in 1991 when Cary Hospital opened its doors. Their countless hours of service continue to help make WakeMed Cary Hospital the number one hospital of choice to Western Wake County residents.
In 2012, 685 individuals contributed 70,226 hours of service to patients, families and visitors in over 50 placement areas.
Provided huggables, quilts, baby caps and other hand-made gifts to patients of all ages.
Assist with staffing in the WakeMed Cary Hospital Gift Shop.
Serve as Patient Relations Ambassadors, who provide an extra level of customer service to thousands of patients.
See the Annual Report for a description of other accomplishments.
The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital hold fundraising events for the staff and the community throughout the year. All proceeds are used to support WakeMed patient- and family-centered programs and initiatives:
Purchasing of infant hearing screening equipment
Provide medications to immediate-need patients through the Rainbow Fund
Partner with the WakeMed Foundation to raise funds to help finance the building and furnishing of such facilities as the WakeMed Children's Hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room and Cary Hospital's Meditation Chapel and Emergency Department Family Waiting Room
Charity Golf Outing Each year, The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital host a charity golf outing, most recently at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary. All proceeds directly benefit programs and services for Cary Hospital patients.
Annual Charity Golf Outing
Blossoms for Life Developed by The Volunteers at WakeMed Cary Hospital, Blossoms for Life is a unique way to express yourself - to say thank you for care you received; remember a loved one; or celebrate the birth of a child, an anniversary, graduation, birthday or other special event.
A contribution of any amount is welcome. As a symbol of your gift, your name will be placed in the Blossoms for Life Memory Book found in the Volunteer Services office. Your name will also be displayed on the donor plaque located in the Cary Hospital Conference Center entrance. All gifts are used to fund programs and services at WakeMed Cary Hospital through The Volunteers at Cary Hospital. For information about this year-round giving opportunity, call 919-350-2363.