Employee Volunteer Spotlight: Elena L.

March 15, 2012

What organizations do you volunteer with? Most of my time volunteering has been spent fundraising. Although I have also volunteered with Adoption Dreams come True, Turning Point, MS society, Larimer County Food bank, Respite Care and the Sustainable Living Fair along with other private events.

Why do you volunteer? I volunteer because every organization out there fighting for a cause deserves a break and I want to be a small part of that.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering? The satisfaction you feel after making a positive impact in some way.

What is your fondest memory of volunteering? My fondest memory thus far is the hundreds of smiles I witnessed on giddy children with their new backpacks and school supplies during the Pack2School event.

What have you learned? I have learned that being there for other fellow beings in there time of need  is not only beneficial for them but brings so much accomplishment to the volunteer.

Do you have any advice for those volunteering? My advice would be to not be intimidated and just do it!  Even if it is hard at first to make the commitment you will NEVER regret that you gave your time to a cause that will have a positive effect.