As part of National Volunteer Week, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge recognized 181 volunteers for their commitment to service. Volunteers from a variety of programs across the hospital served more than 10,000 hours in 2018 helping to provide care to OLOL patients and their families. 

At a luncheon held April 10, awards were presented for Joyfulness of Spirit, Most Years of Service, Most Volunteer Hours in 2018, Most Volunteer Hours Overall and Presidential Volunteer Service.

“We are blessed to have volunteers doing incredible work for our patients, visitors and team members,” said Carletha Quincy, supervisor of Volunteer Services at OLOL. “It’s an inspiration to see their commitment, and we are grateful to have them as part of the Our Lady of the Lake team.” 

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OLOL Most Years of Service award winner Claudia Arman with OLOL supervisor of Volunteer Services Carletha Quincy. Photo provided by OLOL


Joyfulness of Spirit awards were presented to D’Autrey Ware and Jeff Darvill. Awards for five years of service were presented to Michael Cullen, June Crump, Melba Weiss, Patricia Taber and Elaine Simmons. Tonia Okpalobi was honored for 10 years of service and Claudia Arman was honored for her 24 years of volunteer work with the Most Years of Service award. 

June Crump received the Most Volunteer Hours award for 2018 by logging more than 1141 hours. 

Our Lady of the Lake is in need of additional volunteers, especially Guest Services Volunteers who are responsible for greeting guests and assisting with wayfinding and the welcome desk. Visit to learn more about all of the volunteer opportunities at Our Lady of the Lake.