Volunteer Spotlight Spring 2023

Congratulations Loryn!

How did you become a volunteer at FV?
I became a volunteer at St Mary's when I was in 9th grade at Washington Jr High School in 1999. I needed community service hours, so my Mom checked to see if I could do something at St Mary's since it was close by. I helped transport residents and helped with activities. I liked it so much that I kept on and have volunteered ever since.

What surprised you most about volunteering at FV?
What was a great surprise to me was that everyone at St Mary's became like family to me. I felt like I belonged and it made me very happy. I've made so many friends over the last 24 years, and I don't ever want to stop. I love working with seniors and I hope that I can make them feel happy too.

What is it like to volunteer at FV?
I think volunteering makes you feel like you make a difference to someone whose life isn't what it used to be...that's a special feeling for me.

If someone was hesitant to volunteer at FV, what would you tell them?
If you want to volunteer and aren't sure where to start...try Felician Village. They will make you feel welcome and special...I know I do!!

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