AHVRP Member Spotlight
Gift Shop Coordinator
Kingman Regional Medical Center
After 40 years as a legal assistant and administrative assistant and 16 moves including 6 years in Singapore, my husband and I retired in Kingman, AZ. Wanting to stay busy and give back to the community, I began volunteering 2½ years ago at Kingman Regional Medical Center in the Gift Boutique. I became a buyer for the baby department and then the jewelry department. Recently, I joined the Volunteer Services Leadership Team and became lead buyer for the Gift Boutique.
How long have you been a volunteer in the healthcare/gift shop setting?
Two and a half years.
In your own words, tell us why you got into healthcare volunteering.
To stay busy and get involved with the community
Any words of advice for someone wanting to get involved with volunteering?
Just go for it! I have never done retail in my life, and I love it.
Don't miss Helaine MacPhail at the AHVRP 49th Annual Conference & Exposition! She will be co-presenting the concurrent session Evolution of a Hospital Gift Shop: Relevance in Today's Marketplace.