John Mungioli

Feb 17, 2020 / Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: John Mungioli

How long have you been volunteering at Scottish Rite Hospital? What led you to volunteer?
I started volunteering back in in late 2011. I was looking for an organization to give my time to, and my older brother had been volunteering at the hospital. He gave me an offer that I couldn’t refuse. I am currently the President-elect of the Volunteer Executive Committee. 
 
What is the role of the Volunteer Executive Committee?

The Volunteer Executive Committee serves as a liaison between the hospital and the volunteers. We are a representative and voice for the entire volunteer program.
 
What does a typical volunteer shift normally look like for you? When do you volunteer?

I volunteer in the evenings and I am always prepared to keep my undefeated UNO record intact, if we play. The evening program consists of announcements from Pedro (in Volunteer Services), playing games or doing arts and crafts with the inpatients in the Solarium, and then taking around the snack and linen cart.
 
Do you have a ‘day job’?

Yes, I work in commercial real estate.
 
Do you have a favorite event at the hospital?

Hand Camp
 
What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite Hospital?

It is great to see how so many people contribute to making the hospital the amazing place that it is – doctors, staff and volunteers. I love when patients say that they want to come back and volunteer when they are older. It is great to meet volunteers who were former patients or parents of former patients. It shows how great this hospital is – that patients and families want to give back and pay it forward.
 
What are you currently watching on Netflix?

I don’t have Netflix, I’m more of a podcast kind of guy.  There are a lot that I like, but one that comes to mind is How I Built This with Guy Raz.
 
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

I think it would be interesting to swap with my dog Rocco – I’m always curious what he’s thinking all day. Other than my dog, a person that comes to mind is Josh Waitzkin. I just started reading one of his books. He was a chess prodigy as a kid and later became a black belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has such a passion for learning and I have great admiration for his ability to master new skills and disciplines.
 
What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

DFW airport is 27 square miles and the island of Manhattan is 22.82.
 
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not volunteering? 

I like working and spending time with my family and friends. I am getting married in October and people have told me that there’s a lot of planning involved.

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