Our volunteer come from a wide range of backgrounds, dedicating thier personal time to helping us dp what we love, caring for our community.
Volunteer Spotlight: Beverly Timmons
When her son graduated high school, Beverly Timmons realized she wouldn’t be volunteering for PTA, band boosters or Madrigals any longer. So she started to look around town to find another place to spend her free time. The former teacher found that place in early 2014 --- the Lompoc Valley Medical Center gift shop. The gift shop, inside the acute hospital between registration and the café, is staffed by volunteers from the Lompoc Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
Volunteer Spotlight: Kara Pitou
Kara Pitou has stepped into a newly created volunteer role at LVMC – she’s working in the acute hospital’s Nutrition Services Department. Supervised by Director of Nutrition Services Julie Chudak, Kara is volunteering at LVMC to gain more experience in dietetics as she moves toward a career in that field. A native of Colorado, Kara earned her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado in 2016.
Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Hopkins
Volunteering seems ingrained in Sandy Hopkins’ life. Though now a grandmother, she recalls being a volunteer before she had her own children. “I wasn’t working,” she recalled. “I felt like giving to somebody else, instead of sitting around the house watching soap operas.”
Volunteer Spotlight: Jackie Melone
A one-time Red Cross volunteer, Jackie Melone was eager to help at the new Lompoc hospital when it opened eight years ago. “I thought it was a wonderful thing to do,” she said. “I like to give back to the community. They needed volunteers. I’ve enjoyed it ever since.”
Volunteer Spotlight: Art Baumach
Art Baumach had a very busy professional career, rising in the corporate ranks o the aerospace industry and traveling all over the world. When he retired, he suddenly had free time. “I didn’t want to sit around doing nothing when I retired,” he said. “I like to help people.”
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