Senior volunteer of the week

Photo provided Doris Jean Jones is the Storey County Senior Center's Senior Volunteer of the Week.

Photo provided Doris Jean Jones is the Storey County Senior Center's Senior Volunteer of the Week.

Name: Doris Jean Jones

City of Residence: Virginia City Highlands

How long have you lived there? Since 1992

Where did you live before moving to your present home? San Diego

How long a volunteer at present location? At least 10 years. I have also served several terms on the advisory board of the center in the past.

How long have you been a volunteer, overall? I began volunteering at Carson-Tahoe Hospital 12 years ago

Specific job duties? I cover the desk where I greet the diners and visitors. I help set up the food counter. I deliver beverages and refills to the diners. I help count the money collected for the meals.

How much time do you volunteer per week? I continue to volunteer one day per week at the hospital - Wednesdays. I help out solo or in conjunction with others four days per week at the center.

Why, how did you become a volunteer? To keep busy.

Favorite thing about volunteering? I enjoy the people.

Family? (Immediate): I have three children. I live with my daughter, Chris, in the Highlands; I have seven grandchildren. I have lost track of the greets and multiple greets.

If retired, former profession? I worked for an attorney service in San Diego. We delivered messages for numerous law firms in the city.

What would you tell others to encourage them to become a volunteer? The way I look at it, you receive much more than you give and that sums it up.

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