Volunteers Talk About AmeriCorps Week and the Joys of Giving Back

AmeriCorps Week is March 7-13. AmeriCorps engage 270,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service through AmeriCorps and
AmeriCorps Seniors programs. These dedicated citizens help communities
impacted by COVID-19, ensure students stay on track to graduate, combat
hunger and homelessness, respond to natural disasters, fight the opioid
epidemic, help seniors live independently, support veterans and military
families, and much more.

Each day we will feature a quote from one of our volunteers. You can also download a copy of the PDF featuring quotes from our volunteers, talking about how much they love giving back.

Pat G

“I look forward to doing something each day and there is always a need for help. Right now, I am a telephone buddy making calls to Garvey residents to help keep them connected. But I think I benefit the most… Read more “Pat G”

Pat G

Bob D

“I volunteer because I enjoy it and it helps other people. I recently began serving at Contact Altoona and find that making calls to clients to remind them to take their medications really benefits them and gives them a chance… Read more “Bob D”

Bob D

Gini A

“I started volunteering through a club in high school and felt satisfaction in helping people. So, I kept volunteering at different places and ended up helping the past 14 years at the food bank which is a much-needed service for… Read more “Gini A”

Gini A

Jill S

“I can help others who can’t cook for themselves. And I have fun working and socializing with the other volunteers.” serving at Meals on Wheels of Huntingdon

Jill S