The Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation is lucky to have a large group of dedicated volunteers. From Board and committee members to our IMPACT team, their support goes a long way towards achieving our goals.
For Kimberly Westenberg, volunteering with the Foundation goes back a long way.
“JBH is where I was born and I choose to give back by volunteering my time to the Foundation as JBH has been part of my life's ups and downs,” she says. “I love volunteering my time in support of the events that raise money to help build a better hospital for the community I grew up in.”
It doesn’t hurt that her mom works for the Foundation.
“I would hear her talking about events and I wanted to attend and help out,” says Kimberly.
Over the past five years, Kimberly has volunteered at a number of Foundation events: Bright Lights Hot Nights, Battle of the Brains Trivia Night, Stars Under the Stars Movie Night, the Amazing Bed Race and the High Falutin’ Hoedown.
Volunteering could mean anything including set-up, tear-down, registration, fundraising, activities, and bartending, or as Kimberly puts it “basically anything I am asked to help with.”
In her volunteering with the Foundation, she has learned about the great amount of hard work and planning that goes into raising money to support our community Hospital.
“The amount of planning and passion that goes to plan a great event to allow the supporters of the hospital have a great time is amazing,” she said.
When asked what she likes most about volunteering for the Hospital Foundation, the answer is easy for Kimberly.
“I love that when I am helping out at an event that it's always organized and you feel like a part of the team! The Foundation makes sure you are confident and happy with your assignment at the event, and it’s great watching the excitement and fun happen right before your eyes!”
According to Kimberly, the Foundation is a great place to volunteer, and get involved in your community.
“You get to be a part of a community that wants to provide better healthcare for the community. And sometimes you get pizza, and who doesn't love pizza!”