Richard Wallisch, Wilder Customized Living Activity Assistant & Special Event Volunteer
Rich Wallisch has done a phenomenal job getting to know Customized Living participants as he volunteers and brings socialization opportunities for both Wilder participants and other residents at Hamline Hi-Rise. This has a big impact by providing a stimulating environment and reducing isolation. “There are a good group of people there,” Rich says. “We are getting new people at bingo all the time. We have a good time together!”
Rich is also quick to jump in to help with setup and other roles at Wilder special events to support multiple areas of the organization.
“Volunteering is a win-win situation," he says. "The residents get something out of it. I get something out of it. They really appreciate working with people. They tell me how much they appreciate me, and they look forward to me coming. You actually see who benefits from your efforts.”