Babies Who Volunteer In The News

How a Group of Mothers and Babies is Bringing Joy Into Seniors’ Residences

Babies Who Volunteer helps Ontario seniors form healing bonds with infants and their mothers.

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In Picture Feature Article

August 2018

Babies Who Volunteer

By Kelly Boudreau

When I was informed about the Babies Who Volunteer group, I knew it would be an amazing program to photograph. Jessica Turner started the group when a friend’s mother was in a long term care home so she decided to bring her beautiful baby girl, Amelia, in for a visit. She knew when she saw the chemistry between the two there was potential for a remarkable program.

Babies Who Volunteer is for moms and/or dads and their babies who would like to offer an hour of their time to make a senior’s day. The program travels to various long term care homes, thus, there is plenty of opportunity for all to sign up for a date, place, and time that best suits. There is now close to 750 members and the program is still growing!

The smiles and laughs I witnessed were incredible. The babies brought so much happiness to the seniors, many who may not have grandchildren or the opportunity to visit with their grandchildren. Moms and Dads, check out Babies Who Volunteer – I guarantee your heart will be full!

You have an incredible program, Jessica. Thanks for letting me photograph it!