Student who spends summers in service

Published 1:10 am Tuesday, August 2, 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.


Courtney Leffelman

The Volunteer of the Week for this week is Courtney Leffelman of Washington, a rising senior at Washington High School. She enjoys dancing and reading in her free time.

Where or with whom do you volunteer?
Beaufort County Medical Center.

What do you do/make there?
Discharge patients, bring meals to the patients, make deliveries between departments and also deliver flowers and balloons. Basically, any small thing we are able to do, the different departments call us.

How long have you been a volunteer?
This is my fourth summer.

Why is it important to be a volunteer?
Because at some point in your life, the tables will be turned and you might be the one who could benefit from volunteer work. It also presents you with an opportunity for scholarships and opens your eyes to different careers within the medical field and you meet new people.

Do you do other volunteer work?
I’ve helped with Special Olympics as well as assisted at the Brown Library.

Where do you work? If retired, where did you work before retiring?
Hardee’s, currently.

Compiled by Christ Prokos