It’s National Volunteer Week! We are privileged to work with volunteers every single day at KW Habilitation as the volunteer program has become an essential part of our organization. During national volunteer week, we will be recognizing some of the volunteers who have helped us come together with our community to inspire abilities and enrich the lives of children, youth and families at KW Habilitation.
Kent currently volunteers at The Vibe, helping with Glee and Music therapy. He is quiet and gentle and makes everyone feel seen and important.
When asked about why he volunteers with KW Habilitation, Kent’s reply was:
‘I had a family member with Down’s Syndrome. The joy and energy that he always spoke of about his work (at the Training Centre) was always happy and great, and that made an impression on me. Coming into the building I immediately felt the energy of the staff and the way they treated the people was very kind and caring. It felt like a place I wanted to be a part of. It felt like family. KW Hab gave the people a place to come, and to feel a part of, a place with respect and dignity for each individual. The family feeling was very contagious.’
Thank you, Kent!