Volunteer Profile: Thank You Dr. Jill Herr!

Posted By on April 8th, 2014 at 8:23 am | 0 comments.

Jill HerrI’ve been a volunteer since last summer (2013), and I help put together the Friends Like Me care packages. I also represented the organization at a health fair at Millersville University in October 2013.

How did you first get involved volunteering with us?

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012, I was looking up information on the internet and came across the PABCC website. I was impressed by the work the PABCC is doing and wanted to help if possible.

What would you say is the best part of volunteering with PBCC?

The staff members are great. Also, knowing that the care packages have really been appreciated by the recipients is quite rewarding.

Any advice for someone who is thinking about volunteering but hasn’t yet taken the plunge to do so?

Try it out. I’ve been impressed by how many people have benefitted from the support that the PABCC provides, and there are so many ways to help out. I’ve had a lot of fun helping out.

Any volunteering memory/short story you’d like to share?

A couple of months ago I put together a care package for a young survivor. She wrote back and said that it meant so much for her and was just what she needed. It really feels great to know that I could help someone in that way.

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