Terry Lindsley has volunteered at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs for over 20 years. He got involved there as his wife, Barbara, was on the Mercy Guild Board.
“I helped with fundraisers and activities that she was involved with,” Lindsley said. “I have always enjoyed volunteering as it is a way I feel I can give back to the community. Barbara and I do a lot of volunteering together, and a lot of that is at the hospital.”
Lindsley current serves on the Mercy Guild Board and edits the Guild newsletter.
“I work in the Pastoral Care Department at the hospital and am an on-call chaplain, covering overnight hours. In 2009, a No One Dies Alone team was formed, and volunteers sit with patients who have no friends or family to be with them in their last hours. I serve on that yet today.”
Lindsley also helps with the used book sale held in the hospital lobby each month and helps with other fundraisers there.
His hobby is amateur radio, and that has led to other volunteering opportunities in the community, providing communications for various nonprofit organizations involving runs, bicycle events, etc., through the local radio club. He has assisted with staging for the annual Celebrate CB parade for nearly 40 years.
“I like bicycling and enjoy riding the local trails in the metro area,” he said. “I’m currently serving on the RAGBRAI host committee for Council Bluffs on the communications committee.
Lindsley said he and his wife are retired and enjoy participating in activities together. They have been part of the Council Bluffs community since 1977.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Hospital, call or email Lisa Gronstal, volunteer services manager at 712-328-5394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.