The Joys of Volunteering


Written by Tina Pfeiffer, Foundation Volunteer

As a special events volunteer with the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation, and someone who has a passion for healthcare, I have come to believe that the time I spend volunteering is time well spent.  Here are my top four reasons for feeling this way:

  1. The Foundation raises funds to support Northern Arizona Healthcare and healthcare focused non-profits in the region so that they may provide the services and programs our community needs. One way funds are raised is through a series of six special events held throughout the year, including galas, runs, bike rides, and golf tournaments. By helping to prepare for these events, and through working at them, I have had the chance to meet donors, healthcare providers, and others who share my passion for healthcare.

  2. I have had the chance to learn more about the healthcare programs and services that are offered through the Northern Arizona Healthcare system. I am a big supporter of NAH, our local hospital, and all they do for our community, and I believe the work of the Foundation is vital to the success of the system.

  3. Volunteering is a fun way to give back to the community. At events like The Turquoise Ball, Chicks with Sticks Women’s Golf Tournament, and Machine Solutions Run & Walk, I enjoy being surrounded by people who share the same passion about healthcare and want to have fun while raising money for a beneficiary that will make a difference.

  4. Last, but certainly not least, I enjoy working with the other volunteers and staff who all contribute to making a positive difference in the health of the residents of northern Arizona. People with whom I’ve worked, like Amanda, Carol, Heather, Megan, Meredith, and Melisa - to name a few- all give of themselves so that everyone who attends Foundation events has the best experience possible. They are a bunch of fun people, and we enjoy working together. They can become your friends too!

More Information

If you are passionate about healthcare and would like to share your talents by giving back to the community through volunteerism, call us at 928-773-2093. Learn more about the range of opportunities that exist for someone with talents like yours.

Since 2012, Tina Pfeiffer has assisted the Foundation as a volunteer.  She was named Flagstaff Medical Center Volunteer of the Year in 2014.  Raising three children in Flagstaff has given her the opportunity to see the hospital in action many times!

Two NAU student volunteers at the 2018 Turquoise Ball, “A Night at Versailles.”