Helping clients is all the motivation this volunteer needs
For retired nurse Colleen Sasso, becoming a volunteer for the American Red Cross in 2009 was a perfect opportunity to do something other than nursing. It was a good plan, or so it seemed at the time.
“I had had a long and wonderful career at the San Francisco VA Medical Center,” Colleen says. “I worked in intensive care and was in charge of nursing in the Radiology Department. And I loved working with veterans.”
“But I really imagined doing something entirely different than nursing just because I could,” she says, laughing at the recollection. So Colleen signed up to do casework in the Red Cross’ San Mateo County office in Burlingame.