Meet Sandy Stryker-Jones, a valued
volunteer with Campbell County Health in Gillette, Wyoming.
Sandy spent 34 years teaching elementary students in the
Campbell County School District! She says she struggled in school herself, and it was very fulfilling
to see the light bulb go on for her students.
She originally came to Gillette from Colorado because her college roommate
was moving here to take a teaching job. At that time Gillette paid teachers
the fourth highest salaries in the United States. Sandy convinced her
husband Marc to move by saying that they would stay in Gillette for a year.
Sandy retired in 2012, and started volunteering the following year. She
heard about volunteering at CCH from the other retired teachers on the
volunteer roster. She was a regular volunteer in the Campbell County Memorial Hospital
Gift Shoppe, and has branched out to
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center Country Store and the CCMH Information Desk. One of her favorite volunteer
assignments has been with fellow volunteer Lisa Mayhlis at the
Camp Med program, a day-long camp for 11-12 year olds to learn about healthcare.
She says it could be what spurs a child on to a career in healthcare.
Sandy recently reached the 1,000 hours mark as a volunteer, and Volunteer
Chris Buxton says she depends on Sandy to fill in when she can.
“Sandy is dependable, willing to help when and wherever she’s
needed and fun to have on board!” says Chris.
Sandy and her husband are traveling several months at a time now, but says
she could never be a full-time
RV-er. Sandy loves to play golf, quilt and spend time with her husband and children.
Sandy embodies the spirit of volunteerism; giving her time for the opportunity
to help others. Thank you for giving so much of your time and talents to CCH.
If you're interested in learning more about
volunteering with CCH, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Buxton at 307.688.1536 or visit
www.cchwyo.org/volunteer. Days and hours are flexible, and Chris can find an activity that is tailored
to most people’s interests and abilities.