With much excitement, we honor Jeff Mitchiner as our most recent Volunteer of the Month.
While Jeff has previously volunteered in a variety of roles, the pandemic meant finding a way to give back while remaining safely distanced. A retired minister, he put his natural ability to relate to people to work making thank you calls to donors.
After more than 35 years in ministry, Jeff says volunteering at Crisis Assistance Ministry helps him stay connected to the needs of the community.
“I try to picture a fresh face on the other end of every call who wants to hear how their gift helped a real person nearby,” he says. “Most people don’t realize the situations our neighbors are facing, so it’s important to share those stories. People really appreciate knowing their contribution is already at work helping someone out there who is truly in need.”
Here’s how the Crisis Assistance Ministry team describes Jeff in their nomination:
“Jeff is absolutely a 5-star volunteer. Over the past 2 months he has made over 400 thank you calls to our generous donors!! Jeff has a real passion for the families served at Crisis Assistance Ministry and his volunteer time allows us to let our donors know how much we appreciate their support. He takes pride in thanking donors and answering any questions they have about the agency. Saying thank you to Jeff for his service doesn’t seem like enough, but we mean it from the bottom of our hearts.”
The Volunteer of the Month Award, sponsored by Marshalls, recognizes a recurring individual or group of volunteers who show a high level of commitment to supporting the needs of the community and the customers served at Crisis Assistance Ministry. Nominated by agency staff, volunteer commitment can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including consistent participation, a willingness to give extra effort, and going beyond the duties of their role.