Senior Corps Week: Raycean Hunter

racine“If I don’t live tomorrow, I’m satisfied with what I did today by helping others.”

Raycean Hunter is 71 and is House Director at House by the Side of the Road.

Q & A with Raycean Hunter

How long have you been an RSVP Volunteer?
6 years.

What skills do you utilize volunteering that you gained from your professional/ life experiences?
My personality and willingness to help people do better.

 What have you enjoyed most about volunteering?
I enjoy feeling the satisfaction of helping someone and seeing the satisfaction of someone in need getting help.

 What impact do you feel you are making in your community through volunteering?
House by the Side of the Road is giving people in the community who care for those in need a chance to give back. Small businesses and local organizations are collaborating to help the needy by donating services and goods. It is good to know that there are so many giving people in our community.

What are some of the personal benefits volunteering has had in your life?
I have a good feeling of personal satisfaction from helping others on a daily basis.

What is the significance of programs such as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to you?
RSVP gives Seniors a chance to have a fulfilling life and get involved in the community, instead of sitting at home wilting away.

What advice can you give to other retired seniors who are considering volunteering?
Join RSVP, get involved, stay active, and do something good for yourself and others.