I am a junior at Fruitland High School. This year I became a Cicely Ambassador at Heart ‘n Home in Fruitland and I have nothing but positive things to say about my experiences!
My mom recommended this program to me as she was a Volunteer Opportunities in the past. I decided to give it a chance and see what it was all about. After receiving my patients and visiting them for the first time, I realized that there is so much more to volunteering than many people care to realize. Putting in volunteer hours shouldn’t be something that only makes you look like a good person on the surface. For me, volunteering is a way to make deep connections with people who need help and build strong relationships with them. There is no better feeling than knowing you were a friend to someone, or knowing you helped somebody when they needed you most.
Whether I am reading to my patients or just listening to them tell their favorite stories, I am happy to be in their presence and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to be their friend when they need one the most!
Cicely Ambassador 2016-2017