What is an Encourager Volunteer?
“Encourage,” as defined by Webster, means "to inspire with courage." As an Encourager you will "promote, motivate, champion, support, advocate, defend, cheer, and energize; all words that describe and define the word “encourage.” The Encourager volunteer engages the resident in conversations of support while sitting in the living room, around the dining room table, or in the resident's room.
Being an uplifting and positive Encourager will make a difference, as emotions are supported and spirits are lifted. Research tells us that encouragement has many health benefits - including decreased risk of depression, an increased sense of purpose, and increased self-confidence.
Become an Encourager and learn more today about how to get involved.