Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Volunteer and share your hobby
Jackie Sullivan is a retired Chaplin who began to share her love of clay sculpture with Veterans. Jackie volunteers once a week teaching Veterans the art of sculpting clay into abstract pieces of art, mugs and clay figurines.
Hobbies in the arts are associated with many benefits such as:
- Promotes relaxation
- Improves self-esteem
- Encourages socializing
- Enhances fine motor skills
- Provides a form of expression
- Helps take one’s mind off physical pain
Jackie feels that volunteering is a way to give back to those who have served. Jackie says, “Clay sculpting gives Veterans the opportunity to see things in a different way and lets them express themselves.”
To learn more visit http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/giving/index.asp or to become a volunteer call (585) 393 - 7759.