Recognizing Our Volunteers: Emilia Tamburri
Did you know that volunteering is good for your health? A fun fact for April being National Volunteer Appreciation Month! As part of our recogniztion of SAGE volunteers, we asked Friendly Visitor volunteer Emilia Tamburri, a few questions about her experience at SAGE. Interested in volunteering? Visit us on the web for info on our many opportunities!
Why do you volunteer?
I volunteer because of the rewarding feeling I have after shifts. There is nothing quite like it.
What makes volunteering at SAGE special or different?
SAGE has a wonderful community of volunteers and staff - all admirable and dedicated people. I enjoy working both with older adults and the LGBT population. I also appreciate the lifelong reciprocal friendship with the woman I volunteer for.
How long have you been volunteering at SAGE? Or in general?
Roughly four and a half years.
Do you have a specific memory of a volunteer experience that you would like to share?
The woman I volunteer for is an accomplished poet. I attended a poetry reading of hers and she surprised me with a poem about me entitled Friendly Visitor. It is a witty and touching poem and I was deeply moved and proud to be her friend.