Volunteers

Volunteering at VISTE: A Little Bit of Life Changing

For those of you who have never volunteered at VISTE, I assure you, you should. Whether it’s washing the “fleet” (VISTE’s assortment of vehicles used for various tasks), or repainting a few things here and there, you will always be immersed in a welcoming, entertaining, and caring environment. I, as a high-school student, may have […]

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August Coffee & Learn Seminar to Feature Volunteer

VISTE’s August Coffee & Learn session will focus on Taking Care of the Caregiver and will feature Jacke Harris, Ph.D., a retired clinical psychologist. The session will be held August 12 at 10 a.m. at the VISTE Headquarters. Harris is a VISTE volunteer who serves as a Phone Pal and makes reassurance calls to clients […]

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Clients Tour Circle B Reserve

Last week, we took some of our clients on a tour of the Circle B Reserve, thanks to Circle B and the Sierra Club. We were able to take 14 clients, along with caregivers and volunteers, to tour the Reserve and to enjoy a picnic lunch. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the birdwatching and the exchange of […]

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Volunteers

VISTE has more than 1,000 volunteers keeping our clients safe and independent in their own homes. When people come to a Volunteer Orientation and learn about the opportunities at VISTE, Ashley Miller, Volunteer Coordinator, tells them, “If you try one activity, and it isn’t for you, let me know. We have other activities, other tasks. […]

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Donations Take All Forms

Here at VISTE, we’ve learned to not be surprised when a volunteer walks in the door and says, “I noticed you needed ____” and then they fill in the blanks of whatever they realized VISTE and our clients needed. And they pull out a bag or a box or say they have something in the […]

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VISTE Presents Volunteer Awards

At last week’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, VISTE (Volunteers In Service To the Elderly) named Dave Stoner as their 2014 Volunteer of the Year, according to Ashley Miller, VISTE Volunteer Coordinator. “The Dr. Sam Clark Memorial Award is given to our Volunteer of the Year each year,” Miller said. “It is an insanely tough decision to […]

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Board Member Receives Habitat Lifetime Achievement Award

This has been a big year for VISTE Board member Steve Bissonnette. In January, he was awarded the prestigious Jere Annis Award by the Leadership Lakeland Alumni Association for his outstanding community involvement. Last week, he was given the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s Lifetime Achievement Award. According to Habitat Lakeland’s CEO Claire Twomey, the group couldn’t […]

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Volunteers Crucial to VISTE Work

In April, we are going to celebrate our volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Volunteers are so vital to the work that VISTE does that the very word ‘volunteer’ is in the name of our organization. Sometimes people forget that VISTE is Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. Even though VISTE currently has more […]

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