Contact our Activities Coordinator, Alina Gaona, for further information and a volunteer application:
What it means to me to be a volunteer
I have learned that the real gift needed by most is not monetary, not always a really good time or material things. I have discovered that there are so many great stories about life and all different walks of life waiting to be told. I have learned to just be patient, listen and observe. Not everyone can tell us or even form the words to tell us about their accomplishments, their families, their memories, their sorrows. If one just sits close and watches, a story will soon unfold. Maybe there was a gleam in their eyes when a word is spoken, maybe a sense of sadness, maybe just a story (even if you have heard it dozens of times before). Just being there to laugh with them, clapping our hands and tapping our feet to great tunes, just talking or comforting them. Our time is the greatest gift we can give them. The choice to volunteer comes very naturally once a person sees how easy it is to do so little, yet still make a difference for many. I am very thankful to be able to help and be a part of Green House Living.
Laurel Rogers, Volunteer