Akul Bector has been involved in a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the community of Thunder Bay over the past 3 years. This passionate and driven teen devotes countless hours and enthusiasm into the HELP Program at Thunder Bay Regional, visiting hospitalized seniors weekly, providing them with the motivation and companionship they require to regain their independence and rehabilitate successfully.
With the Hospital Elder Life Program, Akul has provided leadership and job shadowing opportunities for new program volunteers, inspiring others with his passion for helping others. Akul surely takes pride in having a hand in the triumphs and accomplishments that volunteering and team work can provide. In return, Akul gains satisfaction from volunteering and continues to build his personal skills, working towards a career in health care. Akul’s positive energy surely has an immense impact on staff, patients, and fellow volunteers who he encounters at TBRHSC.
Akul may be too humble to accept appreciation for his hard work, but might only wish to inspire other young adults to dedicate their youthful spirit towards a community that has given them so much in return.
National Volunteer Week: April 10-16
Volunteers play an important role at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. They enhance the programs and services we offer, and assist staff in providing exceptional Patient and Family Centred Care and exceptional Donor Centred Service every day. Approximately 500 dedicated and loyal volunteers provide service in a number of different areas including reception, administration, greeting, patient care areas, ticket sales, golf tournaments, events and retail sales.
We thank all of the volunteers for the impact they have on the experience of patients, visitors, donors and staff through their compassionate and dedicated service.