Monthly Archives: December 2017

Welcome to our new website!

We’re excited to announce that VolunteerConnectDC.org has a fresh new look and is now mobile friendly. The new site is easy to navigate and includes volunteer highlights, a gallery, and an organization directory, along with latest news and blog postings. Enjoy improvements to the “Search Volunteer Opportunities” page and find the perfect match.

Take a tour of the new site on your computer, cell phone or tablet! Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome – simply contact us from the main menu.

Spotlight on Christopher Scheck

Storytime comes alive when Christopher is in the room! Christopher brings his best each and every week when he volunteers at the Highlands Ranch library. He shows unlimited kindness toward all participants. He is a mentor to each new family that attends, singing the songs, doing the movements, and enjoying the stories with everyone. Christopher’s enthusiasm helps make Storytimes special and successful.

Sensory Storytime was created to better serve patrons on the autism spectrum or who are otherwise differently abled. Christopher helps make this Storytime possible. His enthusiasm for volunteering is contagious and delightful to witness for both patrons and staff.

Christopher became interested and involved in helping with Sensory Storytime as it was being created in 2011, and he was thrilled when he was asked to become an “official” library volunteer in January 2016.

Fellow volunteer Chris Brannock comments, “He was a wonderful helper from the beginning of the program and kept all the staff and volunteers on target with the storyboard items … He is so cheerful and kind to all the staff, participants and volunteers. I consider him a friend and enjoy seeing him each time we volunteer together.”

Christopher is also active in his community in other ways. He is involved with therapeutic recreation programs at Southridge Recreation Center and is currently on the Unified Basketball team. He is a participant and volunteer with the F.A.C.E.S. Disability Ministry at his church, and also ushers every Sunday. His hobbies include gardening, walking his dog Bingo, and doing arts and crafts.

Castle of Terror Comes to Life!

Volunteers help “Castle of Terror” come to life! Teen and adult volunteers contribute their time and skills for the annual Castle Rock signature event. http://castlerockmagazine.com/the-castle-of-terror/