The ten volunteers pictured above contributed 4,859 hours collectively– the equivalent of 2.3 full-time employees!
VEAP relies on over 3,000 volunteers every year who support us in all areas of our operations. From greeting visitors, guiding families through the Food Pantry, stocking our shelves, driving participants home and so much more, they collectively make up 32 full-time employees.
We care about each and every one of them and we’re particularly grateful for those that spend multiple hours a week volunteering with us. In February, we honored the 15 individuals who spent the most time with us in 2019. Together, these wonderful people gave 6,901 hours of their time and energy to VEAP–the equivalent of 3.3. full-time staff members. Wow.
NorthStar Tavern, a Bloomington restaurant and supporter of VEAP, graciously offered to help us celebrate these volunteers. We gathered for a special luncheon to say thank you, hear their volunteer stories and lift up their shared commitment to VEAP’s mission and values. NorthStar Tavern donated all the lunches for the event. Thank you!
If you’d like to learn more about volunteering with VEAP, we’d love to have you join our team! Everyone is welcome, both individuals and groups. From volunteering 5 hours a year to 500 or somewhere in between, there’s a place for you at VEAP. Get started.