Susan Singer has the best volunteer job; she gets to hold and cuddle babies. The 64-year-old gives her heart and time to care for newborn babies through the Spence-Chapin Services to Family and Children in New York. Since 1908, the non-for-profit organization has functioned as temporary care for babies who are waiting for adoption and for those whose mothers who are considering it as an option. The Westchester, New York resident began volunteering after losing her 22-year-old son in a skiing accident in 2009. Since Singer began her work in 2010, she has been the caregiver to 20 babies. Each child’s stay can last anywhere from two to four weeks. “My job is to make the baby feel safe and loved 24-7. I hold them all the time. I talk to them. I sing to them. We play music,” explains Singer of her labor of love.
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