Volunteers make a world of difference!
The talents, skills, time and energy donated Resource Center volunteers are a valued resource. Many of our volunteers generously donate their time in our Health Campus Nutrition Program. A healthy diet improves the quality of life and good nutrition helps the body process the many medications taken by people with HIV.
Volunteers at Health Campus donate their time by serving hot meals, stocking the shelves in the food pantry and assisting our clients with their shopping. They are also familiar and friendly faces to the communities we serve.
We talked to Bill Hepler who has been volunteering at the Center’s Health Campus in the Nutrition program for the past seven years. Here’s what he has to say about his experience serving others at the Center:
Bill, why do you choose to volunteer at Resource Center?
“Because the Center takes care of the LGBTQIA+ community, If we don’t take care of our own, who will? I have learned new skills and made new friends in the Hot Meals program.”
What is your motivation to volunteer during a pandemic?
I’ve been volunteering since 2014 but Covid has only increased the number of people that need help.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about volunteering?
There are lots of different types of volunteer opportunities that require different skills. Find an area that interests you on the Center’s website and get in touch with their Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Cavazos. She can tell you what’s available and where there’s a need.