My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc., Schenectady, NY, USA
this is my second year as a volunteer with Umbrella. Umbrella does a world of good serving our seniors. I have developed a handful of weekly members who look forward to seeing me (and I them) every week & truly appreciate the assistance I am able to provide. I usually chit-chat with the folks I am helping for a few minutes before getting to work, usually following up on their week, their families, any concerns I need to be aware of, and catching on on each others jokes. I initially started out mowing lawns, but that quickly developed into all kinds of yard work, staining decks, washing windows, changing light bulbs, hanging bird feeders, and a number of other chores. Chores that have become harder to tackle for our senior citizens. It is truly a warm and wonderful experience for me to know that I am helping people who really need help with basic daily projects we all take for granted. I was looking for a volunteer organization to become involved with when I retired, and a friend referred me to Umbrella, and Umbrella has worked very well for me. The staff at Umbrella is always helpful, the seniors I work with are wonderful, and I truly look forward to my weekly visits helping people move forward with their daily lives while still living in their own homes. I certainly hope to continue with Umbrella for many years to come.