Meet the volunteers of Forgotten Voices
Pictured (L-R): Matt Kirkley, Volunteer Director of Student Relations; Brian Reilly, Volunteer Director of Marketing; Irene Hamapande, Ryan Keith; Julie Bunch, Volunteer Director of Administration; Remmy Hamapande; Ellen Shaffer; Kathy Goss, Volunteer Coordinator of Kids Serving Kids
Forgotten Voices has 2.5 staff members working in the USA and 2.5 staff members working in southern Africa. The rest of our work depends heavily on volunteers and we couldn’t function without them! Last night we celebrated National Volunteer Week and Remmy & Irene’s arrival, with ice cream cake and a conversation on why we commit our time to Forgotten Voices. Common themes included a desire to help children, a desire to set an example of service for our own children, an excitement for Forgotten Voices’ unique model of supporting local churches, and a desire to be part of changing the conversation on how missions and ministry can and should be carried out. Click the names of our volunteers above to read more about the roles they serve and what motivates them.
The volunteers on our core team given leadership and significant hours each week to various areas of our ministry, but they’re not alone. In 2010 we had over 90 volunteers in the USA contributing to Forgotten Voices in some capacity. We have volunteers who organize events and fundraisers and volunteers who write thank you cards. Volunteers compile our monthly prayer and praise updates and write profiles of the children we serve. Volunteers represent Forgotten Voices as conferences and festivals and churches and schools. Volunteers developed our VBS curriculum and resources and create our videos. Later this week volunteers from Messiah College and West Shore Evangelical Free Church will be cleaning/painting/generally improving our office space.
If you have ever donated your time to Forgotten Voices, we thank you and honor you today!
And believe it or not, we could use more volunteers. Check back tomorrow to learn how to join our volunteer team!