Why I Volunteer: Meet James
James Morgan served on the Alzheimer Society of Oxford Board of Directors for 6 years with his term ending in June of 2019. James served as the chairperson of the board of directors and returned to our board after serving a 6 year term in the past. James is a dedicated, community minded, talented and generous individual who has contributed a great deal to move the work of the Alzheimer Society of Oxford forward.
When asked what he has enjoyed about his time serving as a board member, James had this to say, “I have enjoyed my six years on the Alzheimer Board for several reasons. First, the sense of accomplishment of acting as a volunteer. The Board is one part of a larger group of volunteers assisting those persons living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia and their families. Second, the quality of Board members is exceptional and to be surrounded by compassionate and thoughtful persons reduces the “work” involved. Third, the quality of staff and leadership is similarly exceptional so that the Board can focus on high level policy decisions. Fourth, to witness the benefits of volunteering provides comfort that the work was towards a goal that may be attained.
I have enjoyed being a volunteer for the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. For the reasons previously stated a Board member is another volunteer as part of a broader strategy to ensure the best service that may be provided to clients. Whether time is spent at meetings or assisting at the Walk for Memories or hosting a Coffee Break all tasks are important. At the end of the day giving of our time and talents to our community is part of being a good citizen and neighbour. This is my second time on the Board and I have and will continue to volunteer and feel my efforts are rewarded by witnessing the difference in people as a result.”
Thank you James! Without highly skilled, intelligent, capable and willing individuals such as yourself, our organization would not and could not be what we are today.