The other day I was invited to play harp at a volunteer appreciation tea for a seniors’ home. What really struck me was that all the volunteers with the exception of one young man where seniors themselves. One couple was in their nineties! Two other ladies had been volunteering doing manicures for 25 years. I was really touched by the young man Justin (in his 20′s). When he was called up to get his certificate I heard one of the volunteers say “I thought you worked here, I see you so often.” Justin goes to the care home 3 times a week to read and visit the seniors. I hope one day if I am in a care home that some young person will come and visit me (especially as I don’t have children).
It was a lovely lunch with much laughter and of course music! It left me wishing I had more time in my schedule to volunteer. That is not going to happen any time soon so I have been thinking of other ways of giving back.
I am going to borrow an idea from Flora Bowley and tweak it. I will give away one workshop registration to a person of my choice based on your nominations.
The Prize; One seat in a workshop (recipients choice) in my studio in Parksville, BC
How to enter; Check out the workshop page and then leave a comment on this blog nominating a person who you think is deserving of winning a workshop and why. Please nominate someone who lives in the area or is able to travel. I will draw for the winner on May 31