VOLUNTEER STAFF - Client Services Assistants
Webster's Dictionary defines a volunteer as:
1. A person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking;
2. A person who performs a service willingly and without pay; and/or
3. To offer (oneself or one's services) for some undertaking or purpose.
We all too often take volunteers for granted and most of the time don't even realize when we have actually come in contact with a volunteer unless it's a service club fund raiser, the bell ringers outside the department store at Christmas, or seeking out a "candy striper" for directions to the gift shop in a hospital. It's those "not-so-obvious" that we salute here They are among us doing amazing things, asking nothing in return and are totally satisfied in knowing they help make a difference in the lives of someone in need.
The River Fund has been blessed with a core group of volunteers. In the organizational stages there were no paid employees but there were many local people that stepped up to volunteer their time and talent to make sure the River Fund was organized, incorporated and established as the local option for providing emergency and crisis related services to local families and individuals suffering temporary hardships and unexpected setbacks. All of the current Board of Directors serve as volunteers and staff members volunteered their services as well when the River Fund was first organized. Today, we continue to rely upon volunteers - at the Board level, in the office assisting clients with information and appointments and behind the scenes maintaining accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.