June 5, 2013: St. Vincent's held a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast to honor those who served on St. Vincent's campus during the past year. Sylvia Lindquist was named St. Vincent's Volunteer of the Year, and received a certificate and an orchid plant for her accomplishment. St. Vincent's is grateful to all those who have volunteered to support our staff, clients, and residents. Our volunteers make possible the work that we do at St. Vincent's.
Sylvia Lindquist is St. Vincent’s Volunteer of the Year for 2013. Sylvia has been volunteering at St. Vincent’s for over 12 years, helping in St. Vincent’s Heart, a volunteer-run food and supply pantry. In her spare time, Sylvia knits caps for St. Vincent’s residents.
Left to right: Pat Waters and Sister Judith Schomisch, D.C. St. Vincent’s has 65 active volunteers, who dedicate their time to various projects, from St. Vincent’s Heart food and supply pantry, to St. Vincent’s afterschool tutoring program.
Left to right: Sister Rose Rotella, D.C. and Sister Margaret Keaveney, D.C. Sister Margaret, St. Vincent’s President and CEO, is honored to work with St. Vincent’s volunteers, and noted that “We could not do this good work without the help of our generous volunteers.”
Left to right: Sister Rose Rotella, D.C. and Mrs. Elizabeth Fuentes. Several volunteers at St. Vincent’s are also members of the Ladies of Charity, Santa Barbara chapter, and dedicate their time to serving Santa Barbara in a multitude of ways.
Students from St. Vincent’s Early Childhood Education Center created art to decorate for St. Vincent’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. The “Thank You” banner includes handprints from all the children in the center: infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.