April is National Volunteer Month. We want to take a moment to recognize our invaluable volunteer department for their service to our hospital, patients and the families we serve. Thank you!
Name: Lillian Nelson
Occupation/Title: Volunteer Services Manager
Interests / Hobbies: Greyhound dog rescue, reading, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Zydeco dancing.
When did you start working at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California? April 2003
Can you share a bit about what makes your job so rewarding? I have the pleasure of working with the most fascinating, generous and dedicated people…Volunteers! Their reward is knowing that even the smallest task is supporting the mission of Shriners Hospital and making a difference in the lives of our patients.
How would you describe a good day at work? Seeing a volunteer reassuring a parent as they wait while their child is in surgery or watching a student volunteer blossom and gain confidence as they learn new skills. I also love the conversations I have with a volunteer and learn about the amazing lives they have lead.
What would you like the community to know about Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California? Thousands of children’s lives are changed for the better because of the unequaled care and compassion given by our volunteers and staff.
Thank you, Lillian, for your dedication and hard work!