Sewing Masks for Patients

For 3 semesters now, I have been volunteering at the Merit Health Wesley Hospital here in Hattiesburg. I helped the staff with paperwork, signed patients in, and helped patients fill out forms. Once COVID-19 came along, most if not all hospitals stopped allowing volunteering where patient contact was present. Being pre-med, this was the experience…

Southern Pines Volunteer Work

This semester, I returned to Southern Pines Animal Shelter as a canine companion. I had intentions of volunteering there last year, but I didnโ€™t get very far due to the pandemic. I went in and walked numerous dogs for an hour on Thursdays. This was extremely enjoyable since I love animals. It was honestly, a…

Leadership Opportunities in 2019

In 2019, the Luckyday Program is taking a new approach to leadership and student programming. Instead of having students serve in year-long commitments on a leadership team, students can apply to serve on individual committees as they have interest and availability. Two teams that we have already filled for this new semester are our Spring…

Better than Bingo

by Kristen Bush In the spring of this year, I began volunteering at Brookdale Senior Living. Each Friday at 3:00, I go to play Bingo with a group of the residents, and then at 4:00, I sing for them while they enjoy refreshments. I frequently sing old hymns, and many of the residents enjoy singing…