Like many of the JGH’s younger volunteers, Alexandra Taverna takes pride in giving of herself to benefit others.
At 96, Naomi Weiss has been volunteering for over 33 years in a psychosocial group at the JGH’s Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. She has loved giving of herself, ever since she began volunteering as a teenager at a hospital in Israel.
Special visits and entertainment to boost morale are among the events that Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni, the hospital’s Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor, is bringing to increasing numbers of patients throughout the JGH.
A McGill University psychology student who volunteered in the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit was introduced to a patient who ended up making a lasting impression on her.