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Newbold volunteers for a brighter future

Published 12:25am Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Editor’s note: Volunteer of the Week is a weekly feature that provides a look at local residents who volunteer their time for the betterment of the community at large. Prospects are asked to complete a questionnaire concerning their volunteer work.

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The Volunteer of the Week for this week is Mari-Kate Newbold of Washington, a Washington High School senior who enjoys dancing and playing tennis.

In addition to helping with the Special Olympics, Washington High School senior Mari-Kate Newbold has been volunteering at the hospital for three summers. (Submitted Photo)

Where or with whom do you volunteer?

University Health Systems – Beaufort Hospital

What do you do/make there?

Deliver flowers, deliver balloons, take specimens to the lab, carry medical records, deliver meals to patients and make deliveries between departments.

How long have you been a volunteer?

This is my third summer.

Why is it important to be a volunteer?

To help the people in my community, to meet new people, to open my eyes to the different jobs in the hospital and the opportunity to receive a scholarship.

Do you do other volunteer work?

I’ve helped with Special Olympics and also helped with kids’ programs at my church.

Where do you work? If retired, where did you work before retiring?

I babysit for a family.

Compiled by Christ Prokos

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