Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center Celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week

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Ann Marie Rydberg and Megan Thackaberry, two William & Mary students who regularly volunteer at Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center. (Courtesy OTMDC)
Ann Marie Rydberg and Megan Thackaberry, two William & Mary students who regularly volunteer at Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center. (Courtesy OTMDC)

Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center just finished celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week by highlighting the contributions of volunteers with the organization over the past year in a special resolution passed by the board of directors.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week, which took place April 10 through 16, is “about celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation,” according to a recent news release from Olde Towne.

Olde Towne staff decided to theme the center’s volunteer appreciation efforts around the slogan “You Make a Difference!” in tribute to the volunteers within the organization who have taken action to help solve significant problems.

During fiscal year 2015, more than 100 people from the Williamsburg area medical professional community, the William & Mary community and the community in general volunteered at Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center.

Volunteers filled a variety of medical and administrative roles at the center, including acting as physicians, dentists, nurses, medical assistants, dental assistants, dental hygienists, Medication Access Program assistants, language translators, patient survey interviewers, clerical assistants and health fair participants.

Volunteers at the clinic contributed more than 4,400 hours across all areas, according to the press release.

In recognition of this contribution, the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center Board of Directors approved a resolution at its March 28 meeting to thank the volunteers for their contributions.