Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Each month we focus on a volunteer and share their story. This month we’d like you to meet Deb Dobrovodsky.
Trying anything for the first time can be scary – even volunteering! Just ask Deb Dobrovodsky. After retiring from St. Vincent Hospital, she wanted to spend some of her free time volunteering. But where? And what if her efforts weren’t appreciated, or even worse, what if her inexperience was seen as an inconvenience?
Deb found us through DO GOOD ZIONSVILLE‘s Facebook page. She was drawn to the variety of times available to serve along with our mission to make food available to those who need it right here in Indiana. Even though she was a little apprehensive about volunteering with us for the first time, she showed up in a big way. And guess what? We’re not scary!
“(Executive Director) Shane and the other volunteers have been very supportive and great examples for this newbie,” says Deb.
Her favorite thing about volunteering with Million Meal Movement so far has been watching the kids when they are packing. Deb says, “They take the job seriously and still have fun at the same time.” Funny thing – that’s how we feel about serving Million Meal Movement every day!
We asked Deb what she would tell others who are unsure about volunteering like she was. Deb has some great advice: “Take that first step. It’s really not as scary as I thought it would be!”
We’re so glad you took that first step, Deb! We are thrilled when new volunteers walk in the door, no matter their age or experience. Thank you to all our volunteers. Whether you’ve packed 1 meal or 10,000, you’re helping to fight hunger at home. Curious about upcoming volunteer opportunities? Sign up for our volunteer newsletter or like our Facebook page to get the latest volunteer updates.