FSS Volunteers Make Their World Go Round

April 22, 2019. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS) recently recognized their amazing volunteers during April’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week. FSS celebrates their volunteers all year round, however the second week of April marks National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and as a small token of their appreciation, FSS always enjoys doing a little extra each day to acknowledge these everyday heroes. To end this week of celebration, FSS hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner where they presented awards, showed their gratitude, and danced the night away. Recognized this year for their outstanding service, the following volunteers each were presented with an award:  Pam Tate – FSS Volunteer of the Year Award, Matt Tuff – MOW Volunteer Award, Paul Kaiser – Fitness Center Volunteer Award, Martha Teal – Fayetteville Receptionist Volunteer Award, Betsy Anne Wright – Peachtree City Receptionist Volunteer Award, Sheila Tyson – Travel Coordinator Volunteer Award, Tim Donnelly – Café Volunteer Award, Deloris Smith – STARs Volunteer Award, and Donald Gauld – Garden Volunteer Award. These individuals go above and beyond in their area and set such a great example of what a selfless and giving individual is like!

 

There are very few things at FSS that are not shaped by the hands of our generous volunteers. Without these incredible individuals who donate so much of their time, FSS would not be the organization they are today. As a nonprofit organization, the skills and resources these people contribute makes a world of difference in providing services to seniors in our community.

Last year, over 380 individuals volunteered with FSS performing over 25,000 hours of service and the impact they have is immeasurable. “These incredible people sometimes have no idea the impact they have on our organization, the members and community we serve, and the countless families they make a difference in the lives of. With a gesture that seems as small as just a few hours of service given, it really is helping provide a grand gesture in the overall scheme of things! They allow FSS to continue to provide a second home for seniors to call their own, irreplaceable social services to help seniors stay independently in their homes longer, and companionship and friendship that last a lifetime. The hours they serve, no matter if one hour or hundreds of hours, are truly what makes this organization go round!With a gesture that seems as small as a few hours of service given is really helping provide a grand gesture in the overall scheme of things! They allow FSS to conitnue to provide a second home for seniors to call their own, irreplacable social services to help seniors stay independently in their homes longer, and companionship and friendship that last a lifetime. Volunteers and the hours they serve, no matter if it is one hour of hundreds of hours, are turly what make this orgnaization go round. With a gesture that seems as small as a few hours of service given is really helping provide a grand gesture in the overall scheme of things! They allow FSS to conitnue to provide a second home for seniors to call their own, irreplacable social services to help seniors stay independently in their homes longer, and companionship and friendship that last a lifetime. Volunteers and the hours they serve, no matter if it is one hour of hundreds of hours, are turly what make this orgnaization go round!” expresses Morgan Lanier, FSS Program Coordinator. It is because of these kind-hearted individuals that FSS is able to help preserve senior’s independence, improve their quality of life, and connect them to the community. FSS is always in search of volunteers looking for a fun and friendly place to make a difference in our community. For those interested, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Bittinger.

 

Join us in celebrating 40 years of FSS serving the Fayette County community. Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Sponsors: Clear Captions, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Heartis Fayetteville. For 40 years, FSS has been making a meaningful difference in the social, emotional, and physical well-being of adults age 50 and better in our community. FSS volunteer program opportunities range from Meals On Wheels, minor home repairs, café assistant, front desk receptionist, fitness center, special events, gardening, and STARs assistant. To volunteer at FSS, please contact Carrie Bittinger, Volunteer Coordinator, at cbittinger@fayss.org or 770-461-0813. For more information about Fayette Senior Services, visit www.fayss.org.