Volunteer Stories

Easy Care Gardening Inc Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Stories Monday Team Garden

Monday Team Garden

“I guess I like to give more than receive. It’s my second nature I suppose. I have been volunteering for a long time and have volunteered for many other organisations like Easy Care Gardening.”

Linda

“I enjoy the company of gardeners who enjoy helping people out and it is a pleasure to see elderly people who appreciate the efforts of others. I had the spare time and wanted to give back something to the community. Easy Care Gardening is interesting and I enjoy it because of the company of the people who we meet. We do meet lovely people at the gardens.”

Lynn

“It is the community spirit, giving something back to the community and working in the garden is a great exercise out in the open doors. I have been feeling younger since taking on volunteering.”

Bob

“Teams we work with are full of stupendous people, very dedicated to what is being done. You don’t need to be the best gardener in town or know much about gardening but you will able to help those people who don’t want to leave their home and so keep them at home. You have to enjoy the outdoors and people’s company. In some cases, you are the only person they see. Sometimes socialising a little with them and listening to them, they become part of your family.”

Kathleen Ciemiega (Founding member of Easy Care Gardening)

“Easy Care Gardening teaches young people in maintenance issues and the enthusiasm is catching. I am one of the lawnmower guys. Clients appreciate the people in the team and it does something impossible for them to do.”

Phil

“I enjoy gardening with Easy Care teams. It is a worthwhile cause helping those who can’t garden themselves and still want to be in their own home. I feel I have done something for the community.”

Jennifer

“Volunteering is the right thing to do. It gives me something to do outside the normal life. It’s pretty good.”

John

“I have been volunteering for over 3 years. Easy Care Gardening is the second thing after Lions I have been doing for a few years. I like outdoors and helping those in need. I like meeting other volunteers and interacting with them.”

Jim

“I have been volunteering for 18 months to 2 years. I heard of Easy Care Gardening Inc. on a TV interview and it sounded like a good thing. I have an interest in gardening and with Easy Care Gardening, I am doing something I am interested in while making a contribution. It seems to meet my needs and help others. It is always a pleasure when people are happy with what you have done. I enjoy the company of each other on the team.”

Jeff

“I have been volunteering for 6 months. I enjoy gardening very much. I like helping others as my own garden was in control. I found out about Easy Care Gardening through the local paper and I rang the Office. My advice to everyone out there is join now. It is a worthwhile activity. The fresh air is only one of the many benefits. There is a lot of people who are delighted with the help and the company. Come and join now. It’s fun.”

Denise