COVID-19 brought many challenges, but that didn’t stop Buckner volunteers from continuing to connect and work with families in Buckner programs.
“They knew their role as a volunteer was making an impact in our programs,” said Lindsay Miller, director of volunteer engagement at Buckner. “I really saw a quick turn from our volunteers and their willingness to be adaptable. We really saw volunteers step up and put 110% of themselves into making it work. And we saw them overcome some hard challenges throughout.”
The Buckner volunteer team adapted quickly and found ways to engage with Buckner families virtually. From online tutoring sessions and financial classes to virtual exercise classes, puppet shows and entertainment, Buckner volunteers offered their unique skills and talents to provide ways for the Buckner family to say together even while apart.
“It’s not only about the services being provided, it's about the relationships that are being developed,” Miller said.
April is National Volunteer Month, and at Buckner we appreciate all our volunteers. Volunteers have always been the heart of Buckner’s effort to protect children, strengthen families and serve seniors, and it is through you that we are changing lives and bringing hope to the vulnerable.
Thank you for your time, effort and desire to help those in need. We couldn’t do it without you!