On my 50th birthday, I decided to do something different. I didn’t go sky-diving, jet off to Bali or dance until the wee hours of the morning. Instead, I gave a lovely woman a much-needed lift to her dentist and back. I don’t for one second regret it. Her name...
“I knew I wanted to volunteer during the summer with older people,” says Sharma, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and a minor in biochemistry. “Older people are just wiser. I like talking to them. I like seeing things from their perspective.”
Volunteer driving “is a service to people,” says Starr. “When you are a volunteer driver, you are getting somebody somewhere that they would not be able go without your help.”
When the McLean resident retired from practicing law, he knew he wanted to give back to the community. But Turco did not want to get stuck in a volunteer job that interfered with his ability to work out, travel or otherwise enjoy his retirement. He pursed a few options before landing on volunteer driving as the “perfect opportunity” for his busy schedule.