meet sandy rowley, tap- in! volunteer
Sandra Rowley is a volunteer caller with a passion for staying in touch with people.
Sandy has been a TAp-In! Volunteer since the program's origin. Since then, Sandy calls her buddy weekly, sends friendship cards and a birthday card. “I let her know about free concerts and events in the community. Being a telebuddy has given me a new friendship. My telebuddy tells me she is so grateful; I’ve been able to give her referrals for workmen and contractors to help her around the house,” she explained.
Sandy has been a volunteer for several organizations, including the Red Cross, a mentor to a Vietnamese girl and a participant in a therapy pet program with her Seeing Eye dog at a nursing home.
Why does Sandy volunteer? “I feel like I’m giving back. As a person with a vision impairment, I have volunteer readers to help me and this is a way for me to give something to others. It’s a wonderful program, my telebuddy looks forward to my calls and I’m glad I have my telebuddy. I put sunshine in someone’s day; it’s a great feeling,” Sandy said.
To learn how you can be a TAP-In! volunteer, contact Cathy Chandler, LICSW, 413.455.1936 x104 or email@example.com.
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"I put sunshine in someone's day; it's a great feeling," Sandy said.