Meet Lori Porte
Volunteer Coordinator, Lori Porte, likes to find just the right fit for Maplewood volunteers. What are their interests? Do they have a talent they’d like to share? Do they like to visit, cook, garden, paint, craft or play games? Or, are they flexible and happy to pitch in wherever they are needed?
In addition to leading our volunteers, Lori is a creative, crafty person. She collaborates with our recreation staff and volunteers to come up with interesting programs for residents to try. Garden Club is a great example. What started as a volunteer thinking it would be fun to grow a vegetable garden, became a wonderful set of seasonal activities. Our residents and volunteers work together to plant, water and care for our vegetable and herb garden. Then, they harvest and cook several dishes using fresh, just-picked ingredients!
Lori also develops interesting craft projects, and when flowers are donated to Maplewood, she leads our volunteers in making beautiful arrangements for residents’ rooms and social areas in our building.