Volunteer Spotlight: William's Story
Before the pandemic hit, William practiced cello. Months into the pandemic, he picked it up a notch.
At 12-years-old, he felt trapped. Basketball stopped, gatherings stopped and so did school learnings.
“I started working harder because I needed a way to cope, and I had the free time, William said, “I started putting in the work.”
During the pandemic, William also got involved with Serving Seniors by performing Courtyard Concerts. This was his way of sharing his musical talent to bring joy to our senior residents. Seniors were amazed by his live performance, and a few older adults came outside to watch from their balconies.
After William’s performance a few seniors shared, “So talented at such a young age. I hope he comes again and brings friends,” and “This concert was glorious.”
William plans to perform another Courtyard Concert this upcoming summer, and he is grateful that he had extra time during the pandemic to practice.
“When cello goes right, I close my eyes and smile,” William said.
April marks National Volunteer Month! Connect with seniors in your community by exploring our current volunteer opportunities: servingseniors.org/volunteer