Our Volunteer of the Day for April 11 is Jose Marquez!
Jose first got involved with YVCKC last fall as a student in the service-learning class at Wyandotte High School. Through this in-school program, Jose has helped care for animals at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, taught art lessons at M.E. Pearson Elementary School, and repaired bicycles at Revolve KC. He has also served on weekend projects at St. Paul's Food Pantry, the USC Literacy Project and Refugee Binders, recording over 61 hours of volunteering and service-learning in the course of a school year.
Through service, Jose hopes to "help build a community where apathy is not accepted." He is most passionate about alleviating hunger in Wyandotte County, because he loves his community and wants to make it a better place for everyone.
"Jose not only participates in our in-school program, but also on several of our Saturday projects. He isn't afraid to challenge himself and go above and beyond. He sets a great example for all of our other volunteers," says Amanda Metzler, YVCKC Team Leader.
National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, YVCKC is recognizing an outstanding youth volunteer each day. These volunteers have demonstrated active citizenship and a commitment to community service. Each Volunteer of the Day will also be nominated for the Daily Point of Light award.
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