In honor of National Volunteer Month, we recently asked for nominations for our Volunteer Hero Awards, and in April, you all voted to pick the winners. Now the results are in! Congratulations to the winners.
BASIC NEEDS VOLUNTEER HERO: KATHRYN FREY ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE
Kathryn's contributions to Alternatives to Violence as a Victim Advocate include development of a shelter program for clients who are seeking shelter with a pet. Her efforts advance the knowledge of staff and volunteers, better equipping them to address multiple factors, helping keep the community out of violent environments.
CORPORATE VOLUNTEER HERO: HEADWATERS REALTY
Employees and clients worked with 8 different nonprofits in 2015, completing a wide range of projects including garden clean-up, cleaning, organization, a musical instrument drive, building projects and blanket making. The number of Headwaters Realty volunteers have increased exponentially, from 29 to 143 volunteers in just one year, resulting in valuable 494 hours given back to the community.
EDUCATION VOLUNTEER HERO: THERESA GARCIA THE FAMILY CENTER/LA FAMILIA
Grandma Theresa has been supporting the staff, teachers and families at The Family Center/La Familia for more than a decade. Whether she is interacting with the children, helping translate and strengthen parent-teacher communications, or sharing ideas, Grandma Theresa is dedicated to providing loving, supportive early education experiences for some of our community’s youngest, most vulnerable members.
FINANCIAL STABILITY VOLUNTEER HERO: DAVIS GLASGOW PROJECT SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF LOVELAND-FORT COLLINS (PS-S)
Davis has volunteered at PS-S for 11 years, helping grow the Donated Computer program, which provides computers to program participants to use for school. In addition to the support of the Donated Computer program, Davis also helps with minor computer repairs and IT support for the staff.