Nam has been volunteering at Matthews Free Medical Clinic for over two years. He has volunteered almost every Monday afternoon in those two years. He always comes in full of positivity and joy, and gets right to work, helping with everything from pulling charts for the week, helping at the front desk, restocking paper in the printer, or jumping into any request we had for him.
When we asked Nam about how he got involved with the clinic and his favorite thing about volunteering, he said, “I have always had the desire to help others. Specifically, I wanted to give back to our community; a place that helped shape me into who I am today. I made a phone call to the clinic and after speaking to the volunteer coordinator, I had a gut feeling that the Matthews Free Medical Clinic is where I wanted to be. That gut feeling was confirmed after meeting the great staff and volunteers at the clinic and the rest is history!
“There are so many things that I loved about volunteering at the Matthews Free Medical Clinic. If I had to choose only one thing, it would be the people. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the people that make up our community. Everyone that I have met has a unique story, and I had the pleasure of being part of it. Furthermore, the staff and volunteers at the Matthews Free Medical Clinic made it a great place to volunteer. I was surrounded with like-minded individuals who genuinely wanted to use their time and talents to help others and to better our community.”
Nam started a new job in finance this last week, and will no longer be able to volunteer with us here at the clinic on Mondays. We just wanted to say thank you so much, Nam, for all you have done here at the clinic over the years. You are such an integral part of the clinic, and you will be missed! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
It is because of volunteers like Nam that Matthews Free Medical Clinic is able to provide free, quality health care to low income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.
Thank you so much to Nam and all of our wonderful volunteers.