Good things frequently take time, and time is something Ione Moulton has been more than happy to give.
The 83-year-old has been a volunteer at the Wasatch County Hospital since 1966, and in that time, she has contributed an incredible 26,850 hours.Theda Johnson, a friend in Heber City, wrote to the Deseret News in praise of her friend during Volunteer Week. She pointed out that Moulton walks nine blocks to the hospital and nine blocks back after putting in five- and six-hour shifts. In 1986, she was named Heber City's Citizen of the Year by the Lions Club for her outstanding community services.
Moulton has seven children (two are deceased), 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Writes Johnson: "She is loved by all she meets and everyone enjoys her at the hospital. I love her and this article should be published about her as she deserves every bit of it."
If you'd like to inquire about, or volunteer for, any of the following requests, call the Voluntary Action Center of the Community Services Council, 212 W. 13th South, 486-2136.
Help with arts and crafts and a card group at care center.
Do light office work at care center.
Make minor repairs and wash walls at care center.
Do manicures and hair styles for elderly residents.
Walk with residents at convalescent center.
Help elderly woman plant garden.
Assist with reading and grading workbooks at elementary school; flexible hours.
Make sandwiches for the homeless from 5:30-8 p.m.
Register children for Child Safe program. Saturdays in April, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
Do set-up and take-down of arts festival. June 16-25.
Share your computer knowledge for one day.
Donate cribs, playpens, furniture for a young family.
Provide queen-size bed and bedding.
Give storage shed to Family Support Center.
Provide baseball gloves to Juvenile Court team.
Give large clothing, shoes and belts to care center.
Provide a kitchen table and chairs.
Donate baby clothing, maternity clothing, used furniture and baby furniture.
Give items for rummage sale.
Donate manual typewriter to senior citizen center.
Provide bingo prizes to care center.
Teach English to refugees, flexible schedule, training provided.
Keep score for a little league baseball team.
Deliver children's books and possibly read to those in shelter and other facilities.
Push wheelchairs so disabled can go shopping. Two hours, April 20 and 27.
Answer questions about animals and related things on 24-hour shift in your own home.
Perform light office duties, two or three hours a day.
Operate switchboard, answer phones and meet and greet people.
Work a four-hour secretary shift once a week. Must have computer skills.
Sponsor newly arrived Armenian family. Help find housing, get into English classes, be a friend.
Work in Department of Corrections office. Training provided.
Work in hospital. Flexible days and times.
Help out in city offices. Flexible schedule.
Move a department into newly renovated city hall. Need organizational skills.
Assist in booths and with crowd control at Living Traditions Festival. Two-three hour shifts, May 19-21.
Work information desk at visitor's bureau.
Repair donated clothing.
Dispense and organize donated clothing.
Backhoe operator needed for a few hours at detention center.
Help at Hogle Zoo.
Donate children's books.
Give tables, desks and lamps for newly arriving refugees.
Provide double bed, sheets, pillow cases for young woman.
Donate furniture, kitchen utensils to homeless families starting into their own homes.
Give clothing for a bazaar at the U. Also toys, household items. April 20, 21.
Provide single beds for foster care program.
Donate a bed, dinette set and dresser for single mother and her two daughters.
Provide dressers or shelving for clothing.
Give double bed to young mother.
Provide yard tools.
Give Ensure or Osmolite to supplement elderly woman's diet.