Gwen Bennion
Fruitland Volunteer Coordinator

Who inspires you? I have had many people inspire me to find and fill my dreams or overcome my fears. From my family, to teachers and coaches, to co-workers and friends, and from the people who lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. I look at people all around me and try and find good in everybody and something I like about them that I can add to my cup to become a better, more passionate, loving person. I believe we all have a choice every day to give back to those we are around. We can each make a difference no matter what we are doing in life.

How do you recharge? I listen to a lot of music. I also enjoy cooking and going on walks.

What advice do you have for those on the fence about volunteering? I believe if you have a question about being a Volunteer talk with a Volunteer who is doing what you think you might like. I have never met a Hospice Volunteer who has said I wish I wasn’t volunteering for hospice. Usually it’s just the opposite. Or “I wish I could of done this years ago.” Or “These kids are so lucky to have this opportunity at this age. I wish this program had been around when my kids were in high school.”

People would be surprised if they knew: I have a pontoon boat and love to be out on a lake fishing or floating down a river.

Find out more about Volunteer opportunities by contacting Gwen.

 

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