For several years, neighbors and best friends Jean and Joyce have volunteered at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MoBap) gift shop. “After a volunteer event at MoBap, I called Joyce, and we signed up together,” says Jean.
Each week, Jean and Joyce work two shifts, assisting customers with purchases, stocking shelves and helping where needed. One of their favorite activities is talking to visitors.
“We’ve met amazing people. Sometimes, it’s a grandparent who is over the moon about a new baby or someone who is going home after an extended stay. Other times, it might be a family member whose loved one is struggling,” Joyce says.
Jean nods, “We listen and celebrate with them in their joy or offer simple words of comfort.”
MoBap retail shop manager Laura Childers says, “We are thankful to have a loyal group of volunteers,” she says. “We have 26 volunteers and have room to add more.”
Jean and Joyce agree that MoBap is a great place to volunteer. “We always have fun,” Joyce says.
Jean adds, “It’s great forming connections with visitors and having these experiences. It makes us feel like we are making a difference.”
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers play an important role at MoBap. They share a range of talents and experiences, helping extend MoBap’s mission of service to the community and promoting an environment of emotional and physical well-being. Join our volunteer team today!