Georgetown Hospital Volunteer Association Donates $65,000 to Support Hospital for their 65th Anniversary

July 5, 2024

(Left to right) Sandra Taylor, Executive Director, Georgetown Hospital Foundation, Monica Bettazzoni, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Milton District Hospital and Georgetown Hospital, and Allan Welters, President, Georgetown Hospital Volunteer Association.

(Georgetown, ON) – The Georgetown Hospital Volunteer Association (GHVA) presented Georgetown Hospital (GH) with a cheque for $65,000 at their 65th Annual General Meeting in June. The funds will be used to support the hospital.

The Annual General Meeting celebrated the accomplishments, commitment and support of the GHVA’s volunteers over the past year, and provided the opportunity to honour volunteers for their years of service.

“Volunteers are an integral part of Georgetown Hospital, contributing to the delivery of high quality services and compassionate care provided to our patients and their families. This year, we were delighted to add new volunteer services, which advanced the support available to patients and their families in hospital,” notes Monica Bettazzoni, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Milton District Hospital and Georgetown Hospital. “Specially trained volunteers are assisting in the newly launched Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), which aims to prevent delirium and functional decline by keeping hospitalized adults physically and mentally active. Volunteers were also introduced to Day Surgery, where they assist patients with information, wayfinding and comfort measures.”

“What better way to celebrate the GHVA’s 65th anniversary than by donating $65,000 to support our local GH,” says Allan Welters, GHVA President. “The GHVA’s financial contribution continues to make an impact at GH. This past year, as always, the GHVA remained dedicated to their fundraising activities, which include the Gift Shop, vendor program, poinsettia sale and 50/50 draw.  I am extremely proud of all our Volunteers for helping to achieve this.”

“On behalf of everyone at Georgetown Hospital, I want to thank all our volunteers for their commitment and contributions,” adds Monica. “We could not provide the exemplary patient experiences our community deserves without you and I look forward to collaborating with all of you as we embark on new ventures.”

Halton Healthcare’s hospitals accept applications for new volunteers twice a year. Adults and youth looking to volunteer can submit an application online from July 1 - August 12, 2024. Please visit for more information.