National Volunteer Week
Apr 16, 2018 by Judy Thielke
Roger Schultz, a retired college professor wants to “give back” and has become one of Knute Nelson’s newest volunteers. Roger brings a great amount of fun and joy to the lives of our residents. We are so fortunate to have Roger as a volunteer. Thank you, Roger!
Below is how Roger explained his experience as a Knute Nelson volunteer.
How long have you been volunteering at Knute Nelson?
Having been here for less than a month, I guess I'm the new kid on the Block - but I'm certainly enjoying myself!
Why did you choose to become a Knute Nelson volunteer?
It was time for me to give back a little. My grandfather spent the last years of his life comfortably at the “real” Knute Nelson Home--back in the 60s before the house was moved over to Nokomis Street. The folks here also took great care of a couple of my aunts. In fact, they took such good care of both of them that they were approaching a hundred before they went on to their heavenly.
What types of volunteering do you do at Knute Nelson?
I spent a little time reading to a small group; transporting my “new found friends” to and from wellness class and participating with them in the class; stopping by and visiting with my new friends—some of whom are really old friends that I haven’t seen for years and years. And of course, my favorite time is Friday afternoons – serving as the “caller” for the world famous Knute Nelson Weekly BINGO! Game.
What is your favorite part of being a volunteer at Knute Nelson?
Seeing the smiles on faces. Actually, just the act of volunteering is my favorite part- the satisfaction and uplifted feeling one gets from serving others.
Do you feel it is a rewarding experience for you? If so, how?
Incredibly rewarding. After all, our real purpose on this planet is witnessing to the Truth, serving others, and making sure we leave this earth a better place.