Carpenter’s Shelter relies on the commitment of more than 1,000 volunteers each year to keep the shelter up and running. From preparing and serving meals to sitting at the front desk to keeping our pantries and toiletry closet organized, volunteers touch every aspect of the shelter. To say thank you for all of their efforts, Carpenter’s Shelter will honor our volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Cook-Out on Saturday, June 24th from 2-4pm. Come join the fun, play cards and cornhole and eat the afternoon away!
Also during Volunteer Appreciation, we will be honoring volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support the work of Carpenter’s Shelter. Help us congratulate the following service award winners!
Bob Douglas Service Award Winner
Beth H.– The winner of our 2017 Bob Douglas Award, Beth, has done a little bit of everything at Carpenter’s over the last seventeen years. As a professional caterer, Beth has provided our clients with fantastic meals and caters many of our special events. She has also recruited many new people to volunteer at Carpenter’s in various capacities. Beth recently donated a car in April and even finds time to sit at the front desk.
Wall of Honor Award Winners
Carrie K.– As our annual report photographer and co-chair of Circle of Hope, Carrie helps clients and staff capture memories, as well as create new ones by leading volunteer opportunities and recruiting new volunteers to our team. After last year’s photo shoot, Carrie provided family photos for our residents who otherwise could not afford it. For one client, it was the first and only photos that she had of her new born child.
Edith B.– A board member since 2013, Edith uses her skills and connection to PCI Communications to help us tell our story and share our mission to potential donors and volunteers through professional mailings and videos. She also facilitates focus groups with current and former residents so that their voice and perspective can be considered when the board and leadership team make decisions.
Ray R.– As a front desk volunteer for almost three years, Ray is the face and voice of Carpenter’s Shelter several times a week as he welcomes clients, guests, and staff into the shelter. He helps the staff by answering the phone and helping potential clients and donors receive the information they need.
Yahweh Outreach International– For almost three years, volunteers from YOI provide our clients delicious meals and help our staff fill last minute meal openings. Also a few volunteers from Yahweh managed our Carpenter’s Café table at Cook-Off this year and nearly took home the People’s Choice Award!
If you would like to join us for the Volunteer Appreciation Cook-Out, please RSVP to EllenChadbourne@CarpentersShelter.org by June 10th.