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Volunteers’ small tasks bring untold joy

01 May 2020

Kisharon volunteers are bringing joy to the lives of people at home in the lockdown. Whether organising music and craft sessions, delivering essentials or simply having a chat, Team Kisharon – 49 men and women of all ages – are giving pleasure to the individuals we support with even the most simple of tasks.

“One volunteer delivered a challah last Friday and the recipient was ecstatic. It’s a long day if you are by yourself,” said Kisharon Volunteer Coordinator Francine Haagman.

Many volunteers have zoom, or telephone conversations, singsongs or teach numeracy or literacy.

Drivers are in big demand as there are plenty of provisions to be delivered including challot and grape juice for Shabbat and educational resources to support online learning.

Francine said: “Volunteers are making a big difference when those we support can barely leave their home. Most are delighted to have someone else to talk to.”

Volunteering need only take a minimal amount of time but its impact lasts far longer. If you are interested, email:

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