BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — With the season of giving upon us, the Broome County Council of Churches is giving you the chance to make a difference in another person’s life.
The organization’s Faith in Action program is looking for volunteers to help senior citizens in our area. Volunteers assist their clients with everyday tasks, such as grocery shopping, cooking and giving them rides to doctor’s appointments.
Officials with the organization say these tasks may seem trivial to most but the social interaction can often mean the world to senior citizens.
“Social isolation is tough for them. So just someone that can maybe give them a call, go visit them once a week, or a couple times a month, and help them maintain friendships and relationships and contact with other people,” explained Faith in Action Volunteer Director Sue Spencer.
Spencer also discussed the many ways volunteering with Faith in Action can positively impact the many volunteers in the program.
“Its a win-win situation, because the people who volunteer get so much back from the people that they help. So both parties are benefiting from it. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.”
If you’re interested in volunteering with Faith in Action, head to their website here to fill out an application.