LRGHealthcare observes National Volunteer Week

LACONIA —  LRGHealthcare recently took part in National Volunteer Week by acknowledging the dedication and hard work of the many volunteers within the organization. This year the week ran from April 6 through 12.

National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. President has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week.

"Volunteers are the heart and soul of both Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital. These individuals are the unsung heroes who provide heart-warming care and comfort to patients, families and staff" explains Director of Public Relations and Volunteer Services Sandy Marshall.

There are a wide range of volunteer roles at LRGHealthcare, including, but not limited to: escorting patients through the hospital, running the gift shop, delivering books and magazines, and assisting with administrative tasks. The opportunities are endless and LRGHealthcare is happy to work with individuals to find or create the right position.

To learn more about Volunteer Services at either Lakes Regional General Hospital or Franklin Regional Hospital, please contact Darcy Peary, Volunteer Coordinator at 524.3211, ext. 6720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..