Published on April 13, 2022

Meet Dylan Cartier, first aid tent and Emergency department volunteer

Dylan Cartier volunteer

As a former collegiate soccer player, Dylan Cartier understands, firsthand, the kinds of issues and injuries that can take place on the field. Which is why he was excited to match his passion for the sport to his passion for healthcare in becoming a Montage Health Foundation Auxiliary volunteer in the Emergency department and also chair of the Monterey Bay Football Club first aid tent.

“In the first aid tent,” he says, “I oversee team needs, while providing first aid to some 6,000 spectators, all enjoying an amazing sport. As an Auxiliary volunteer in the emergency department, I triage incoming patients, connect family members to patients inside the ER, and help everything run smoothly.”

From providing basic first aid to someone out at the soccer match, to taking lab samples to the laboratory, providing the comfort of a warm blanket, or lending an ear to those who need to talk, Cartier finds it all a very rewarding experience.

My favorite part of volunteering is watching people get the care they need. Coming into the ER can be quite scary, but our talented and helpful staff ensures that patients are treated with kindness and compassion. While out at an event such as a soccer match, it’s about knowing we’re there to ensure the health, safety, and confidence of our spectators.

—Dylan Cartier, volunteer, Community Hospital

When Cartier packed his bags and moved to this area in the fall of 2019, just before COVID, he hardly knew anyone in the area.

“Volunteering for Montage Health,” he says, “has enabled me to meet so many members of the community and feel part of something outside myself. Whether it is in the gift shop, Fountain Court Café, the ER or wherever, volunteer! I genuinely believe you get out of life what you put into it.”

Interested in becoming a volunteer with Montage Health Foundation? Learn about our volunteer opportunities.

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