In the world of DNAngels, where dedication meets compassion, one exceptional volunteer has stood out from the rest. Amy Elizabeth has been named the Volunteer of the Month for November, and her return to the organization has been nothing short of triumphant.
Seamless Reintegration and a Dash of Humor
According to Laura Olmsted, the Executive Director and Founder of DNAngels, Amy seamlessly reintegrated into the organization after a short hiatus. Taking on the challenge of new training models, Amy quickly caught up on recent developments and changes with enthusiasm that was hard to ignore. Olmsted recalls Amy’s immediate dive back into action, asking the burning question, “How can I help?” This kind of initiative is what sets Amy apart, making her return a seamless and delightful experience.
From Alumna to Humble Learner
Rachel Kiley Trout, Team Lead for the Angels, can’t help but sing Amy’s praises. Despite being a returning alumna, Amy embraced instruction on all the new processes implemented since her last volunteer stint. Her approach was marked by grace, humility, and a standout sense of humor—because who says volunteering can’t be fun?
Trout notes that Amy’s dependability shines, especially when the wait-list starts to back up. Amy not only steps up but also willingly tackles the toughest cases, demonstrating her commitment to making a difference in the lives of those DNAngels serves.
A Creative Force and Angel Extraordinaire
Katharine Saunders, Team Lead for the Long Term Team and Assistant to the Research Department Team Lead, expresses awe at how seamlessly Amy integrated back into the DNAngels family. Amy’s careful and enthusiastic approach to each case has left an indelible mark, and she quickly adapted to the standards and policies that changed during her absence.
Amy’s contributions extend beyond the realm of DNAngels’ mission, as she took on the challenge of reimagining the organization’s merchandise offerings. Saunders commends Amy’s management of the Designs By DNAngels merchandise shop, where she has introduced a slew of new and exciting products.
Creative Energy Unleashed
In the realm of creativity and energy, Amy has been a force to be reckoned with, according to Kate Penney Howard, Director of Human Resources and Assistant to the Long-Term Department Team Lead. Amy Elizabeth’s involvement in the Merch/Store initiative has been nothing short of amazing, producing results that reflect her creativity and dedication.
In conclusion, DNAngels considers itself fortunate to have Amy Elizabeth back in the fold. Her time and talents have undoubtedly enriched the organization and the lives of those it serves. As we celebrate Amy as the Volunteer of the Month, her impact is felt not just in the data but in the warmth and compassion she brings to every task, proving that volunteering can indeed be a joyous journey filled with laughter and heartfelt dedication.