I enjoy volunteering for Benevilla. The agency provides a variety of services that fill the gap for our elderly population who need transportation to medical appointments, healthy food delivered to their door in the form of meals or groceries, simple home repairs, or a regular friendly visit from a volunteer. Other services include programs to maintain mental acuity, support groups for caregivers of elderly family members or grandchildren, and day care for adults as well as for young children. There is so much more going on in this organization as it constantly evolves to be a good resource for the community, whether as a farmer's market, community garden, or family fun at winter fest.
I knew of Benevilla from numerous news articles in The Independent and The Daily News Sun and from driving past the Sun City location on Del Webb Blvd. I had seen the buses in that lot and on the street.
I first became interested in volunteering with Benevilla when a friend in my home state said I needed to meet one of her friends who was new to the area. This lady, an employee of Benevilla, suggested a get acquainted meeting at Birt's Bistro. Two hours later, I had had a tour of the campus, met several people who worked in various capacities, and had an application for becoming a volunteer. I was most impressed by the people, who all seemed to glow with support for the mission of Benevilla. I knew I wanted some of that "glow" in my life! I had assignments soon after completing screening and training.
I remain impressed with the dedication of each employee and volunteer I have met. Whether at fundraising or special events, or day-to-day encounters, all are friendly and committed to serving the elderly, the community and Benevilla's many projects.
I work in two areas of Benevilla: I drive clients to their medical appointments two days a week. I also work in the Marketing division of Administration doing clerical work one day a week.
I believe that everyone needs to give a little back to the community in return for a lifetime of blessings. Benevilla allows me the opportunity to be of service to others in my neighborhood.
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