Brenna Cummings Find a Location Find a Doctor Volunteer Services My experience as a St. Elizabeth volunteer has been beneficial and enlightening in multiple ways. I volunteer on Sundays with my grandmother. It is a really good opportunity to spend time together. We work very well as a team. We are efficient and we have a lot of fun. I have learned how to use a cash register and handle money. I have also realized how to remain organized and responsible, especially when the shop is very busy with customers and I have to multitask. I have figured out that I can keep a cool head, even when things get hectic and busy. I also learned how to interact with customers and how to make sure they are satisfied with their shopping experience. In fact, I have gotten a lot of experience communicating with other people in general. I get to meet a lot of different people while working – patients, visitors and staff. I listen if they are going through a difficult time and need to take a break. I help find them what they need. I cheer them up or I just enjoy their company and have a nice conversation. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to be around other people, to help the hospital and to improve myself. Volunteering at St. Elizabeth will certainly benefit me in the future. I can already see the positive effect it has had on my life. I have gotten work experience, which will make it easier for me to get involved in the working world. I have also acquired people skills, which will help me to relate better to others and ultimately help me to get farther in life. Being able to connect to other people and respect them is imperative to success. Overall, my volunteer experience has been very constructive; it has helped me to mature and to learn and will continue to help me as I go on to college and progress through life.