By Alicia Gaines
At St. Paul’s Home our volunteers are a blessed treasure to us. We appreciate everything they do for our Home. No matter how big or small the need, our volunteers pitch in to help. They all have a heart for the Residents and share the spirit of compassion. We have volunteers that come in and do whatever needs to be done.
Debbie Sharpe is a volunteer of our Home, she is a retired speech therapist and has worked in many nursing homes. In one of the nursing homes she worked in, she noticed the ladies getting their nails done by a volunteer. It warmed her heart to see how good the ladies felt. She was inspired and vowed that when she retired she would do the same.
When Debbie retired she did just that, she found our need for a special person to come and paint nails for our ladies through a volunteer website, it was a perfect match. She comes every Monday afternoon to paint the nails of our lady Residents and stays until there is no one left. Debbie has been with our Home since last year and has also volunteered in many other capacities.
She is just one of our many special people who dedicate their time to make our Residents feel a since of dignity and love in their declining years. “Making the elderly happy—that is what counts!” as expressed by our Mother Foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan. This is the tone of our Home in which our volunteers embrace.
To learn more about volunteering at St. Paul’s Home, see our Volunteer page.