Volunteering: Fun and Rewarding

Benjamin’s Hope is a farmstead community serving people of all abilities and ensuring those with intellectual and developmental differences connect to their greater community and thrive.

When Women’s Service Season presented an opportunity at Benjamin’s Hope for an outdoor activity in the late summer, Virginia and a coworker volunteered to help weed the grounds. They spent time between rows of blueberry bushes and in gardens.

Virginia has volunteered for Women’s Service Day in the past. She is one of four Volunteer Appreciation Award winners who shared her story during Women’s Service Season—our way of adapting to help women and children in our community while challenged by the coronavirus pandemic—and was eligible to win in our contest.

“The location, grounds, facilities, and staff are AMAZING!” she said. “We enjoyed interacting with the Benjamin’s Hope residents when they greeted us and also showed appreciation for the work we were doing.”

We’re lucky to have such enthusiastic volunteers in our community and in the Women’s Service Day network. They know how to share the love! And we have enjoyed sharing award winners’ stories to celebrate their creativity and ambition. Read our previous posts about Joanie, Lisa, and Alyssa.

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