How long have you been volunteering at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center?
I began volunteering in September of 2019
Why did you decide to become a volunteer?
My daughter, Kelsey, is a student at SMSC. After retiring in June of 2019, I wanted to give some of my free time to a worthy cause like St. Madeleine Sophies Center. I was also very interested in seeing where Kelsey spent a lot of her time each week.
What are your favorite things about volunteering?
I have enjoyed a lot of things, but there are 3 things in particular that have been enjoyable:
1) Working as an Aide to Dolores Knight in the Occupational Opportunities class each week. She makes the class fun and interesting for all of us!
2) Feeling a part of the community more and more each week. The students have shown a genuine interest in who I am and have been very welcoming and kind!
3) Watching how Kelsey interacts with so many other people. This is a side of her I had not seen before. I can now relate much better to her day-to-day experiences.