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April 25, 2014

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!

Emilia
Emilia in Friendly Visitor action.


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.

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How wonderful to see this here! Emilia is a terrific woman and so easy-going. I admit I was very pleasantly surprised :-). Her friendship is one of the best things in my life right now. Many thanks to her and to SAGE also. Oh and it's OK to use my name. I am the one-and-only Chocolate Waters :-)
You can find me on the book of the face @ www.facebook.com/ChocolateWatersPoet

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