While Indwell grows, so does our volunteer base. In 2019, we had 152 volunteers who gave over 6,600 hours of their time! Volunteers add tremendous value to Indwell in such a wide variety of ways.
The most common area that people volunteer is supporting our tenant programs – from hosting tea times and other food-related activities to art or exercise groups.
Crystal, Ernie & Nancy, and Brad (top row L to R) have had to suspend their in-person activities for the time being, but some have been doing regular phone check-ins with tenants.
We are all looking forward to starting up those programs again (and in London, to launch volunteer-run tenant programs!).
People like Fred and Hank (bottom row L to R) share their expertise by serving on the Board and in fundraising capacities. We’re thankful they’ve been able to continue meeting virtually.
There are also groups that join us throughout the year often working on garden and building upkeep. “Many hands make light work” certainly holds true.
We’ll be in touch when we’re able to resume our volunteer roles, and when we’re ready to accept new volunteer applications again.