Meet Beth Buzzello, Our Featured Volunteer from Phoenix!
Get to know our volunteers!
Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at Phoenix VA.
How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I have been volunteering for one year.
Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide
Do you have any hidden talents? If I do, they are so well hidden that I don’t even know about them!!!
What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I’ve been involved in music since I was six years old. I started playing piano, then flute, then saxophone. It was always something that brought me joy. I started volunteering with MOC because I know the healing power of music and I felt that maybe in some small way, I could help make someone’s life a little better. I started specifically at the Pheonix VA because I know how important our veterans are.
What makes MOC different from your other volunteer experiences? I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of because it’s a music-based organization. When you see people smiling, you know you are making a difference.
Has your life changed because of your experience with Musicians On Call? Yes, being able to bring music to our veterans has been very meaningful to me. It is nice, at this point in my life, to be able to give back to the community that I grew up in.
What is your favorite #MOCmoment? One of my favorite moments has to be when our veterans were singing along to the songs that were being played. They were really enjoying it and it makes it all worth it!