JFS is so appreciative of Olivia’s time and dedication, as well as GM’s Dollars for Doers program which encourages volunteering by making a monetary donation based on the number of volunteer hours given by its employees.
What prompted you to volunteer for Jewish Family Service?
I learned about Jewish Family Service through my workplace, teamGM Cares. I wanted to help someone and was interested in elder care services.
What kinds of things do you do as a friendly visitor?
My visits and activities varied from making a small breakfast, helping out with small chores, but mainly spending time talking and having a lot of laughs together.
What was most surprising about your experience?
I wanted to help an elderly person, provide support and care. In the end, I have gained a dear friend who cared for me.
What would you tell someone who may be considering volunteering for JFS?
The volunteer team found the perfect match for me, was very thorough, always there for good advice and very supportive.