Everyone has their own reason for volunteering and we are so very grateful for all they do!
"I volunteer because it’s my way of giving back. I love being able to put smiles on people’s faces and maybe make their day a little better.
Since I started at McCormick about 3-1/2 years ago I have met so many beautiful residents and I enjoy my time with all of them. Hopefully, I will stay healthy enough to do this for some years to come. Thank you.
"I have been volunteering only since January. However, each week with the residents and staff here transformed my outlook on the level of care that can be provided for a dignified life.
I feel a shift within me moving from a space of apprehension to one of peace, joy, and energy about my own life. Every week I walk away with so much more than what I have given.
Thank you for the opportunity."
"I volunteer as a way to help those who help us"
"There are so many reasons why I love to volunteer. Not everyone feels comfortable visiting people in long-term care facilities and for me, I feel like I naturally know how to interact, and support the residents and staff.
I love helping others and volunteering gives me a purpose. I feel like it’s a calling to me and especially when it comes to dealing with residents that have dementia as it takes a special skill and it’s not easy for many. I feel like I’m blessed with that skill so why not use it to help others”
"We love to volunteer at McCormick Home!
to give back and show our appreciation for the care our loved one receives (or has received)
supporting a compassionate and caring environment for the residents through life enrichment activities
always rewarding to make someone’s day just a little bit better and you get to do this on an ongoing basis.
This transfers to making our own day just a little bit better too!"
~Helen & Gary
"I’ve volunteered at McCormick for almost 3 years (COVID being a disrupter).
I love residents to laugh or smile and seeing a response to a silly dance, a short conversation, holding hands, or touching a shoulder makes me beyond happy."