Why I Volunteer: Meet Kathy
Kathy Benjamin-Volunteer Companion since 2019
“I started to volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford because my Mom had dementia years ago. I wanted to give back and I love to help others.
“What I enjoy most about volunteering with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford is that I know that my visits are appreciated by my match. She recognizes me when I arrive and when I leave, she stands at the door and waves goodbye to me as I leave the parking lot. This leaves me with a nice warm feeling.
“I take time to volunteer because I like to help others. If someone needs a hand, I’m happy to help. I’ve used my sewing skills to assist organizations in mending clothes for their clients who need assistance and I’ve also provided childcare. I also participate in a supper club that serves meals for another organization. It’s important to start volunteering early in life and be aware that people need our help.”
Kathy, we are so grateful for your desire to make a difference in our client’s lives! You truly have! Thank you.