Retiree Volunteers: Helping Others

by Phyllis
(Middleburg, PA)

My husband and I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. So far, my husband has built three homes for people and he has worked on another home which was occupied by a Habitat family but which went on the market to be sold. The work in that home was awesome.

This year (2010) my husband was given a certificate for "Volunteer Of The Year". This is a very special award and not given out to just "any" volunteer.

He is a very quiet man and usually doesn't like to stand out among people but when he came home with this reward on Saturday, I could see him brimming from ear to ear.

He really worked very hard this year building a home in our state of PA. He was ready to work on the home whenever they called him. He never said no to anything that needed to be done. I am so proud of him.

I too volunteer for Habitat but I don't swing any hammers, I use my photography skills and make scrapbooks for each family. I am so proud of my husband for getting this wonderful award.

Retirement can be what you make of it.

He retired at 53 and he hasn't stopped giving back to others.

Don't let retirement woes get you - do something wonderful, help others, you'll never regret it.

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Volunteer of t he Year
by: Anonymous

By: Elinor Nuxoll

How proud your husband must to win that Volunteer Award. You may win one too with your
work of books.

The year after I retired I won the United Way Volunteer of The Year award in Spokane, Washington.

I did a wide variety of wide variety to volunteer. For example I read tapes of tape for blind college students. The awards included the Awards dinner, a volunteer of the year sculpture, photos.

I also won Senior of the Year in 2003, Celebrate Life Queen. For both I rode in an vintage car in Lilac Festival Parade.

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