For example, I replaced the previous greeting ritual by handing them a large pillow. Those suffering from dementia can experience a moment of closeness by pressing this pillow. Much can be achieved with distance and feeling, even in Corona times! For many years, I have also been involved in other volunteer activities, both at Sozialwerk Berlin e. V. and at Silbernetz. My honorary posts combine wonderful characteristics: the exchange, the communication and the social interaction with other people. With such a wide range of activities, the training courses offered by the Unionhilfswerk come at just the right time. Volunteers are supported and their further qualification is promoted. I gladly and regularly take advantage of both offers.
„My volunteer work combines wonderful characteristics: the exchange, communication and social interaction with other people“
Last December, I received the Berlin Badge of Honor for special social commitment. The visit to the Federal President alone represented an even greater honor and appreciation for my work. When asked at that time how long I wanted to continue volunteering, I answered firmly, "At least six years."
You can find more information about the Unionshilfswerk here: www.unionhilfswerk.de