Beth finds volunteering incredibly rewarding

Beth

“Volunteering at Fieldstone Farm is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. I have had the opportunity to touch so many lives,” says Beth Navratil, who has been a volunteer for more than 10 years. “I walk in the barn, take a deep breath and smell the hay and horses and immediately feel grounded and happy.”

Beth started volunteering after her daughter left for college. She loved it so much that now she is at the barn three days each week, while working a full-time job. But getting here requires the support of her family and friends. Beth has macular dystrophy and cannot drive at night. Her family and friends take turns driving her to and from the farm.

Beth’s goal for each lesson is to make sure that every student is successful in some way. These victories help our students realize that they can accomplish so much more. When asked about the students she works with, she gets a twinkle in her eye, and says, “I am so proud of them. It is amazing how far they all have come.”

Volunteer since 2006

 

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