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Shaping Brighter Future for All

Brian Pattock, Terry Hellsvig and Chloe Tirebuck stand together in the chapel.
L to R: Brian Pattock, Terry Hellsvig, Chloe Tirebuck

What moves people to volunteer? Perhaps one of the biggest reasons for many is to connect with community and make it a better place. There are countless reasons to volunteer including bringing people together, saving resources, learning from the experience, spreading joy, giving back or it is simply good for you and those you serve.

April is National Volunteer Month. It is a celebration of acts of kindness, connecting with the kind acts of others and making change possible.

At Benedictine Living Community-Duluth (BLCD) we are grateful every day for the many people who volunteer in so many ways throughout our community, whether they are a part of our amazing auxiliary, volunteers in our Daisy Shop, representing BLCD at our reception desk, working in Sister Mariella’s Garden, sprucing up our landscaping, helping with resident activities, folding laundry,  assisting our spiritual care team or so many other places in BLCD.

Celebrating Over Two Decades of Volunteerism

We are very proud of one such volunteer, Terry Hellsvig. Terry was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District B 2023 Volunteer of the Year Award. Terry loves to bring joy to the participants of Benedictine’s Adult Day Service (ADS) program. For 24 years Terry has been a faithful volunteer in ADS. He enjoys the participants. Terry said, “They are characters. I just love to listen to their stories, talk with them and play cards.” He added, “Kings in the Corner is a favorite game of the residents, and it is mine too!”

ADS supervisor, Chloe Tirebuck, says of Terry, “He comes to volunteer four days a week and is so dedicated. He not only helps our staff, he brightens the days of our residents.”

You Can Make a Difference Too

We need YOU, too! We have multiple opportunities including:

  • Gardening
  • Sharing your personal talents/interest
  • Helping with resident outings
  • Pet visits
  • One to one or small group visits
  • Musical talent
  • Assisting w/activities like Bingo, games, music or socials
  • Bible study
  • And, more

Make a difference today. Volunteer.

Contact: Stacie Oakland 218-522-8908