Granny Di Lavis

I am fortunate to have been part of The Almond Tree since May 2016. I heard about The Almond Tree after seeing a call on a friend’s Facebook page requesting donations of “fleecy baby grows”. I decided to help and when I went to drop off the donation, I was invited in and this is where it all began.

I believe volunteering is more about what you put in than what you can get out of it. It is a privilege to share in the lives of these little precious people. The moments when you experience their first smile, sitting up, a first tooth and right up to their first step are priceless and precious moments I cherish.

The happiness and tears of joy experienced when a baby is released into their forever family is wonderful.

As much as you become part of their daily lives, there is always a respect for the care-givers or “mamas” as we fondly call them, ensuring that all their guidance and instructions are followed.

Once a baby comes through the doors of The Almond Tree, all their needs will be met in a loving environment.

I am truly grateful to The Almond Tree for the privilege and opportunity to be a part of the Volunteer Program.