15 Sep Join Camphill Ghent as a volunteer caregiver!
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Lina with Gabrielle
Meet Lina Moya, one of our new volunteer caregivers, arriving at Camphill Ghent from Colombia earlier this year. She is spending a year as a resident co-worker living and caring for Adult Home residents to gain hands-on experience working directly with elders.
“It’s perfect for me,” she said. Lina, 27, comes to us from a Waldorf-inspired school in Colombia and has a master’s degree in psycho-gerontology from the Santiago de Compostela University in Spain. She wanted the opportunity to do practical care work in the field before pursuing her doctorate degree. “This work will really help me improve professionally,” she said.
Lina completed the Department of Health Home Health Aide Training in early February and lives upstairs in Aurora. “I really like it here…the place, the residents, the co-workers,” said Lina of her experience here so far. In her free time, Lina visits family living in the tri-state area, enjoys reading and spending time with friends. “I miss my family but I am learning a lot,” she said.
Volunteering is a wonderful experience which can provide professional and personal growth. Camphill Ghent values volunteer support in all areas of our community in both the Adult Home and in our independent living residences. Whether visiting with a resident, playing music, helping with drawing or painting classes or just taking a walk, Camphill Ghent welcomes you!
If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our volunteer team, contact Onat Sanchez-Schwartz at (518) 392-2760 Ext. 104.