Organization is the name of the game at the Alzheimer Society of Oxford.
But it’s not just about being efficient. It’s also key to making the volunteer experience a pleasant one for the Society’s supporters.
“They’re so organized it makes my head spin. I wish other organizations were as well organized,” said Betty Brown, a Woodstock volunteer who’s been helping out in the office for the past three years.
She appreciates knowing exactly what’s needed when she comes to the Peel Street office.
“Everything is ready when you get there, Betty said. “They’re easy to get along with, and they usually keep me quite busy when I’m there.”
Retirement encouraged Betty to embrace volunteering.
“I like meeting people, I like talking to others. I like to be busy. It gets me out of the house, and lets me see people, give back to the community,” she said.
At the Alzheimer Society, Betty works in the office doing anything that might help the staff, whether that’s stuffing envelopes, packing up gift bags or folding letters. The best part is working alongside staff and other volunteers.
“They’re a friendly bunch, (and they) seem to really appreciate it,” she said.
Betty’s become a real volunteering ambassador.
“Get involved!” she urged others. “Volunteering is great.”
Last Updated: 11/08/2017