WonderCon@Home SuperVolunteers: Round 4
Jenn H., San Diego, CA says:
"I had a TON of fun volunteering at two of Sharp Healthcare’s vaccination super stations. Unlike many other vaccination centers, Sharp’s super stations are 85% volunteers, and they put us to work! My favorite day was when I got to hang out with “Wally,” the temperature robot. It was Wally and my job to make sure people were COOL enough to come in. We greeted everyone at the door and cheered them on. There were excited people, nervous people, and everyone in between, but the best part was, there were SO MANY people! We helped vaccinate 2000 people in that location on that day alone. I’m proud of the work Sharp is doing, and I’m proud to have been a part of it."
Sue Lord (Director of Volunteer Services) says: "You and Wally are doing a great job and I love that you are literally CHEERING all those thousands of people on (and cheering them up, I'm sure) with those pom poms! Awesome! Maybe when you print your own SuperVolunteer badge, you can print an extra to hang on Wally."
Richard C., Lemon Grove, CA says:
"I am a member of the East County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Heartland fire and rescue. I have been a CERT member for over 20 years. I have helped the fire department in many of the large fires we have had here in East county of California. I have also been part of animal rescue to save animals from the devastating fire. I am part of the CERT Academy training that we provide once a year. At this time for the past 3 weeks, I have been volunteering with the Operation Collaboration Vaccination Sites, for COVID-19."
Sue says: "WOW! You are on fire, Richard (so to speak). Fighting fires, saving animals AND helping with vaccines. You are truly a SUPER volunteer!! Thank you!"
Margarette F., Williamsville, NY says:
"I volunteer with the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to do taxes. I volunteer 3 hours on Thursday and 6 hours on Saturdays. The team is preparing 200 returns for people with less than $57,000 in income. It’s been a challenging year, as all returns we filed with Unemployment before they made the tax law changes will need to be amended. We are doing tax returns entirely virtual. Using Zoom calls, and phone calls. Additionally, we arrange for paperwork drop offs for people who struggle with the technology. This is the guidebook we use to help prepare the returns."
Sue says: "This is a service that many people may not be aware of, but it is so IMPORTANT to those who need it. AND it involves math and calculations! Those of us who cannot add two numbers without a calculator SALUTE YOU!"
Nancy B., Pacific Palisades, CA:
Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use - providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. They recently had a drive-thru event at Nancy's church where Nancy volunteered.
Nancy says: "As one can see from the last photo with the welcoming party, me and Matt, the plastic bags holding shoes went well over 35, with more promised."
Sue says: "The event was called "Drive 'n Dunk Soles 4 Souls" Shoe Drive. Looks like a lot o' drivin' and dunkin' was going on. Congratulations to all who were involved. I'm sure this will help a lot of people. You are all SuperVolunteers!!"