I feel honored to be working as the volunteer coordinator for Crescent Cove. I discovered Crescent Cove on the internet a little over one year ago as I searched for a practicum site for my master’s program. As a student in the Counseling Psychology program at Bethel University, I was looking for a practicum site that could provide me with experience counseling children and adolescents with chronic and life-limiting illness. I learned about Crescent Cove, talked with Katie on the phone, and fell in love with Crescent Cove’s mission to provide a home for children and adolescents like those I aspire to work with. While I was not able to utilize Crescent Cove for my schooling, I did begin actively volunteering. After meeting Katie and Bob in person, and volunteering at a couple events, I knew that I had become a part of something very special.
As the volunteer coordinator, I help organize volunteers for various events and coordinate our families with volunteers who assist with mini-respites. Mini-respites I have helped coordinate include home-made meal deliveries and sibling care for our families. Crescent Cove also offers respite get-aways, counseling services, and various integrative therapies including massage and music therapy. Having cooked and delivered meals to a families myself, the experience and intimacy of providing these mini-respites is indescribable.
I have always had a passion for children who are ill. I am incredibly grateful for Crescent Cove and the services they are currently providing to children and their families, and I am very excited for what is ahead.
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up on our website! Each volunteer makes a difference!