VEAP loves our volunteer corps of 3,000 people! In our Volunteer Spotlight series, we highlight their amazing work and dedication in advancing VEAP’s mission.
When did you get involved with VEAP?
I have volunteered with VEAP since October 2016. My job coach brought me to VEAP because I was interested in data entry. Before I came here, I volunteered at Fairview Southdale. I enjoyed it and wanted to try volunteering here.
What volunteer roles do have with VEAP?
I work in data entry, helping to enter service information to the VEAP client database.
What keeps you volunteering with VEAP?
The fact that I’m benefiting VEAP. I like helping VEAP do their job to help others and bring food to clients.
What makes volunteering meaningful for you?
I enjoy being at VEAP. I like coming here because there are so many things happening in this building every day.
Do you have a favorite memory that stands out from volunteering?
I like volunteering here. One day I completed 150 pages of data entry food request forms work in 1 day!
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a hard worker with big goals. One goal I have for myself to become a karate grand master. I am a 2nd degree black belt and I’ve done karate for 15 years.
What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?
I like playing video games, Mario and Donkey Kong. I play the violin, saxophone, and clarinet. My brother is a good sparring partner with karate. I also like to read articles online and books.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at VEAP?
Volunteering in data entry requires a lot of patience and attention to detail.
Thank you, Thomas!
Are you ready to become a volunteer like Thomas? Sign up today!