Sister of Mercy Seeks Volunteer Reader and Oral Historian


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


West HartfordWest Hartford, CT 06117

for Massage Therapy Student


A retired member of the Sisters of Mercy is seeking a volunteer reader and someone to take the oral history of her life of service. This octogenarian with a Masters Degree in Counseling and who has traveled extensively to assist the poor and sick is now legally blind. If you have a few hours per week to listen and record her story, go outside with her when the weather is nice and enjoy a cup of tea with her, it would be a great gift to someone who has dedicated her life to others.

Requirements to be a great volunteer include:

  • a desire to help others;

  • a pleasant demeanor;

  • a good reading/speaking voice;

  • average reading skills;

  • organizational or planning abilities;

  • a good driving record;

  • a clear criminal history;

  • two references

  • access to a car with proof of insurance;

  • a minimum of $50/100k liability and $5,000 of property damage coverage.


  • History
  • Elder care
  • Research
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spiritual Healing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible - do what you can, others will help!
  • Good Listening, Writing Skills,

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