Volunteer Spotlight: Shalyn Przada

Please welcome Shalyn Przada!

Shalyn joined the Alberni Valley Hospice Society in April of this year. She was amazed by her first impression of the organization in how many ways the hospice helps support the community. It's so much more than only Ty Watson House. 

For Shalyn, it is just normal to help others. 
Shalyn states that she feels a desire to serve her fellow humans in a more meaningful way. 
After experiencing family members and others going through their transitions, she decided to become a hospice volunteer. Her motivation to stay involved is the deep passion to help others navigate difficult emotions and hold space. 
Volunteering with AVHS has had a tremendous impact on Shalyn. In her own words, she is in awe at the scope of what AVHS does for the community. 

Many options include supporting caregivers, vigil support, respite, and the walk and talk groups.  One time, when she volunteered, it became significant to her when a group of ladies in the summer bereavement program grew to support each other's grief and became friends. She is now facilitating the upcoming fall group. Shalyn has learned that the best feeling in the world is unconditionally helping another human. 

If Shalyn could encourage someone else to volunteer with AVHS, she would answer: 
"100% do it! It will fill your heart with joy to help others".

We are very fortunate to have Shalyn serving our community.  
Thank you, Shalyn, for your heartfelt commitment and compassion. 
We are very grateful for all you do!



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