National Volunteer Appreciation Week - Pam's Story

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is a time to share thanks and gratitude for the wonderful people who give their time, energy and passion to a project, program or cause.  At United Way of Portage County, we are very grateful for the numerous volunteers that support our work on committees, through programs and services, and as advocates in our community.  

It is always important to hear why volunteers do just that, volunteer!  United Way certainly appreciates Pam's parntership and would like to share her volunteer story:

I am the Marketing Director for Portage Community Bank and have been a dedicated United Way Volunteer for the past 10 years.  I have volunteered on the Community Allocations Panel for many years and currently serve on the income panel.  I also have the pleasure of being a volunteer for the Reading Role Model initiative.  When asked why I volunteer for the United Way I have to say that I believe in the initiatives and the services The United Way provides for so many people.  Serving on the allocations panel and touring the various programs funded by the United Way has opened my eyes to a great need for many residents within our county.  I also love to volunteer in our schools and reading to the tiny little people in Kindergarten is an absolute joy for me! 

"No one can do everything but everyone can do something" - Unknown

Thank you to all who choose to "do something"!

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with United Way of Portage County or at other organizations in the community, please visit: Volunteer Opportunities