April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, and Sound Generations would like to give a super special shoutout to all the well-rounded and passionate volunteers that have dedicated countless hours in service — bringing smiles and warm greetings at senior centers, Community Dining kitchens, older adults driven to vital appointments or given freshly prepared and delivered meals. These are just a few ways our rock star volunteers have shown up to support our mission of furthering healthy aging in King County! Throughout 2021, Sound Generations saw over 1,000+ volunteers come together in challenging circumstances to uplift those around them through direct service.
Sound Generations volunteers are thoughtful individuals who are always excited to engage with the aging community through shared stories, building friendships and maintaining long-lasting connections along the way.
Take it from superstar volunteer, John Cluff, a receptionist and Board member at Senior Center of West Seattle, who shared this fascinating and insightful quote about what inspires him to volunteer:
“I’ve been thinking. If I really wanted to touch the past, I could have gone to the coast and touched a log on the beach. If I want to touch the present, I merely pet my dog. But what I really wanted to do, especially during the pandemic, is reach out and touch the future (make a difference) so I volunteered, and I am glad I did!”John Cluff
Thank you for sharing, John, and we hope that your desire to reach out and touch the future inspires others! Check out John’s Senior Center of West Seattle Featured Volunteer Highlight to read more about this amazing individual.
You too can join the volunteer family! As part of our Volunteer Appreciation Month celebration, we will be launching Volunteer Xtravaganza – a virtual celebration of volunteerism through our soundgenerations.org/volunteer website! On this newly built page to celebrate our volunteers, you will find exciting new features such as volunteer shout-outs, featured volunteer opportunity of the month, as well as ways to stay in the loop across the organization.
For any questions about Volunteer Xtravaganza, please contact Dom at firstname.lastname@example.org.