National Volunteer Week – Monday

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

Today, Monday, April 17, marks the start of National Volunteer Week. Which means if you volunteer for The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (TSCOR), you’re about to get a whole week of appreciation!

What would TSCOR be without its volunteers? Imagine no Open University or Lunch & Life programs (thank you volunteer teachers, lunch speakers, front desk and hospitality attendees, tech aides, Zoom TA’s, and members of the education committee). Know that every single client we serve would have difficulty finding rides to their doctor’s appointments or getting groceries (thank you volunteer drivers and members of the client services committee). There would be no men’s groups or women’s groups gathering for support and networking; no travelers traveling, no friendly callers calling, no handypersons fixing. No speakers bureau, no public relations, no diversity and inclusion; no development or investment or finance committees. No Board of Directors, too? No, none of them either. So what would TSCOR be without its volunteers? A whole lot of nothing – a nonprofit to fear.

But thanks to our volunteers – people who care a whole awful lot – we are something, we’re TSCOR! We’re getting better! We’re not going to stop!