St. Vincent Volunteers Anniversary
St. Vincent Healthcare has been training and sending out volunteers for 60 years. Its volunteer services program officially began in 1957 when it was just a small collection of women from the neighborhood who would bring their garden-grown vegetables to the hospital and help the nuns where they could. They also helped out in the laundry.
The Billings Gazette reports that 20-year-old Kara McDonald is still trying to figure out her future, but one thing is clear; The hours she spends volunteering at St. Vincent Healthcare each week feed her soul, and the best way to figure out her life is to get grounded by helping other people. Linda Adams, the director of volunteer and guest services, has been with the hospital since 1980 and she said the volunteer program is constantly evolving and growing. Happy 60th Anniversary.