We are incredibly grateful for all of our volunteers. Our amazing God works in unique ways, including how He drew Phyllis Taylor to Caring Hands. And we are so thankful that He did! Learn more about Phyllis in this month's Volunteer Spotlight.
How long have you been volunteering at Caring Hands?
I've been volunteering since August of 2022.
What inspired you to serve at Caring Hands?
I was divinely directed in a roundabout way. I took up walking when I retired and often walked the trails in this area. I walked from the Campus into the area along the train tracks. Previously, I hadn't seen cars at Caring Hands any other time I had gone that way. I stopped in the Secondhand Treasures Shop out of curiosity. While I was looking around, I asked if they needed volunteers. I applied, met for orientation, then started the following day at the little pantry in the cornfield. For me, this has been a wonderful way to help behind the scenes. I've met such a nice group of like-minded souls here. We all brought a unique set of skills from our years in the workforce and blended them to serve in a way each of us feels fulfilled.
What do you typically do when you volunteer?
It's a mixed bag, and I'm happy to help however needed. Usually, I spend my time stocking, cleaning, putting away donations, sorting produce, collecting compost, and selecting pastries and breads for Eastview.
Tell us about a time your work blessed you as a volunteer at Caring Hands.
It's so lovely to be thanked by the staff and pantry visitors.
What do you wish people knew about Caring Hands?
I wish people understood all the different ways Caring Hands could help someone struggling.
Tell us one fun fact about you.
My nickname is Dilly!