We couldn’t accomplish our mission without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Last year alone, nearly 300 individuals contributed an incredible 6,576 hours of their time to Sherwood Forest. We are grateful for the valuable support they have brought to every facet of our organization: programmatic, development, administrative, and campsite-related.
Meet a few of our current volunteers, and learn why they lend their time and talents to Sherwood Forest:
Where you can find her: Although officially retired, Kathy has yet to learn the true meaning of the word and has, instead, been spending much of her time here at our St. Louis office. A few of her most recent projects include contacting our camper families to provide more information and schedule interviews; helping to revamp our summer camp menus; and serving on the Blue Jean Ball planning committee.
Why she volunteers at Sherwood Forest: “In the words of Alma Powell, ‘There is no better investment of time and money than in the life of a child. They are the future.’ As a former school social worker as well as 35 years as co-owner/co-director of Camp Kamaji for Girls, I can think of no better way to ‘retire’ than spend time with the youth of tomorrow.”
Where you can find him: During the spring, fall, and winter, Darion enjoys volunteering at our St. Louis office. He is great at recruiting and reaching out to alumni and prospective volunteers, and his enthusiasm is infectious. In the summer, you’ll find Darion at camp, where he works as a Village Director and helps to coordinate our summer volunteer program. When not at Sherwood Forest, he’s working on his degree in Education at St. Louis Community College, and is a head lifeguard at the Center of Clayton.
Why he volunteers at Sherwood Forest: “I volunteer to repay the positive impact that Sherwood has had on my life. It has made me the individual I am today.”
Where you can find her: You’ll find Barb at the Sherwood Forest office organizing and refining our new database; folding and stamping letters to our donors; or entering camper surveys and outcomes into our statistics software. Her eagerness and willingness to take on just about any project make her an invaluable addition to our office!
Why she volunteers at Sherwood Forest: “(Board member) Jack Sturm called me one day and told me about the organization and that you might need some assistance with entering the items into the database for the Blue Jean Ball catalog. I needed something to help fill the time since I retired and this was a very rewarding and fulfilling project.”
Interested in volunteering at Sherwood Forest? Click here to learn more about the current opportunities we have available.