Every year, 3,500 individuals pass through our doors, providing hours of time, energy and service to advance VEAP’s mission of ending food insecurity in our community. Learn what drove them to join our team and why VEAP is close to their hearts in our Volunteer Spotlight series.
When did you get involved with VEAP?
I volunteered with Feed My Starving Children regularly but they have a hold on volunteering now so I googled places to volunteer and found VEAP.
What volunteer roles do have with VEAP? What is your favorite?
Van driver is by far my favorite. I do home deliveries and pick up food from Farmers Markets on Saturday. I like being independent and talking with other people.
I get a good feeling from it. I get a lot more out of this than my job!
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I worked in Antarctica for a few seasons at Palmer Station and McMurdo Station. I checked materials in and out and made sure scientists had what they needed. I even went to the South Pole for a few hours.
What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?
I’m working on a van conversion right now. I’ve made mosquito and window coverings. We like to go camping in order to go bird watching. We pick a target bird to investigate and locate on our trips.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at VEAP?
There are a variety of things you can find to do here and the guys are so easy going.