WHY I VOLUNTEER: MEG JONES
December 28, 2021
Knute Nelson volunteers give generously of their time and talent to help us further our mission of enriching lives. Our volunteers magnify our impact, and they are committed to being of heartwarming service to the older adults we serve.
Meg Jones’ longtime volunteerism at Knute Nelson began with providing manicures to residents.
“My friend invited me to do manicures for the residents and they were very excited about getting their nails done, which was quite a rewarding experience,” Meg said. “Then I was asked if I’d be interested in making memory boards, and it grew from there to many other projects.”
Meg is a retired nurse, and she spent her career as a labor and delivery nurse.
“I have been in the baby world most of my nursing career,” Meg said. “But as I retired, then our parents needed special attention and had different needs, which drew me to the older client.”
When asked what being a Knute Nelson volunteer means to hear, Meg said:
“The person who gets the biggest impact from my volunteerism is me. It’s made a big impact on me because, after retirement, I felt I needed to continue my service. I have found volunteering very rewarding, giving me purpose and joy.”
Meg is also the 2021 recipient of the Knute Nelson Renaissance Award, which recognizes an individual whose leadership and support has been instrumental to the organization.
Congratulations Meg, and thank you to all of our incredible Knute Nelson volunteers!
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