Parkland Volunteers

volunteerspecialdietdriversThe Parkland Health Center -- Bonne Terre Oncology/Hematology Clinic has 10 volunteers who help patients and staff Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Another four substitute volunteers fill in when they are needed. Becky O'Neill has been a volunteer at PHC-Bonne Terre for 17 years and in oncology for three years. "I started volunteering here because my husband had been a patient and I was so impressed with everyone," says O'Neil. "I just wanted to help."

Delivering special diet meals for Meals on Wheels prepared in the Parkland Health Center -- Farmington's cafeteria is one of many ways volunteers from the Hospital provide a service to their community. Thirty-five drivers pick up lunches Monday through Friday for members of the community with special dietary needs. The Monday volunteer drivers are made up of retirees, married couples, friends and individuals who enjoy visiting with those who receive meals.