John Adams of Glen BurnieWhat does a retired trucker do in...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

July 18, 1993

John Adams of Glen Burnie

What does a retired trucker do in his spare time? For John Adams, the answer is volunteer work.

Mr. Adams, a resident of Glen Burnie for almost 40 years, has volunteered at Harbor Hospital since his retirement in 1989. "I didn't want to be sitting around the house," he says.

During his search for an organization to volunteer with, he was offered a paying job and surprised the person who made the offer by turning it down. He said he wanted to volunteer.

Working in the hospital's emergency room, Mr. Adams performs a variety of tasks: keeping supplies up, assisting with moving patients, transporting items to other departments and "helping out any way he can."

He praises the hospital staff for the work they do and the manner in which they treat volunteers. "They're very helpful," he says.

Mr. Adams was recognized last year for 1,800 hours of volunteer work. Combining that with what he has worked so far this year, he has put in more than 2,000 hours. He generally works two days a week, seven hours a day.

"It's been a great experience," he says.

Ann Heil, the volunteer coordinator for Harbor Hospital, says Mr. Adams is a "real jack-of-all-trades. He's a real backbone to the volunteer group here."

For more information on volunteer positions at Harbor Hospital, call Ms. Heil at 347-3478.

To recommend someone to be in the "Volunteer Spotlight" call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911 or 1-800-829-8000, Ext. 8911, any time or fax nominations to 315-8916 or mail them to: The Sun For Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena 21122.

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