The Mitchells

Volunteering as a Family

We have spent more than 10 years volunteering with Friends Across the Ages. These years have provided fun, friendships and sometimes sorrow. We have built many lasting bonds, as well as fleeting moments of joy. Volunteering together has made the experience much easier and more impactful. While we like to think that we have always been popular with our resident friends, we know that they have really enjoyed our visits for the past two years.

Our son Will began volunteering with us when he was around 6 months old. The look on peoples’ faces when they see him is incredible. The #1 thing that people ask us now is “Where is that little one tonight?”. It’s almost as if they like him more than us! Seeing this shift in responses to our visits really brings out the personal elements of our visits. Volunteering with Friends Across the has proven to be one of the best decisions that we ever made.

— Kim, Andrew, and Will Mitchell