Hospital volunteer uses his time at the hospital to inspire kids to give their time

Volunteer helps train teen hospital volunteers

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - A lot of Coloradans volunteer once they retire because they have more time. Many also give their time even while working.

7Everyday Hero Ron Scott is a perfect example of someone who makes time to volunteer.

Scott has volunteered at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center for seven years. At times he trains and leads junior volunteers

"I get a chance to influence young people," said Scott.

And Scott helps visitors to the hospital.

"A good part of my job is to help here at the help desk, to get people where they need to be when they come to the hospital," said Scott.

"Our medical staff and associates are the heart of the hospital, but we look at the volunteers as being the soul of the place," said Grant Wicklund, President, & CEO of Exempla Lutheran Medical Center.

Scott is also on Lutheran's leadership board.  And he does all this while still working full-time.

"I did real good, it's time to give back.  I manage my time at work such that I wind up putting in about 25 to 28 hours a month in here," said Scott.

"His organizational skills are truly unusual to find in a person running a volunteer organization and you combine that with his commitment and his energy, he does an amazing job," said Wicklund.

To learn how to volunteer at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge go to www.exemplalutheran.org