Congratulations, 2017 Vollies Winners!
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we hosted our second annual Vollie Awards and gave you the opportunity to honor your heroes in the volunteer world – individuals and nonprofits making a huge impact on the communities in which they serve. We are thrilled to share with you the winners of this years Vollie Awards!
Outstanding Volunteer – Richard Munson
Richard is an incredible asset to our charity organization. He is 71 years young and has participated in 7 volunteer programs with A Broader View in the last four years. Richard enjoys spending time with young adults and has been involved in teaching programs in Cusco & Ayacucho Peru, Quito Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Quezeltenango Guatemala and in La Serena Chile. A Broader View is fortunate to have Richard’s support and look forward to our next adventure together.
— Sarah E.
Outstanding Volunteer Organization – Jasper House Haiti
Jasper House is an organization in Jamel Haiti that works to empower women who have been through some kind of sexual exploitation. They educate, home, counsel, teach a trait, and employ women who have been discarded and abandoned. This organization is deserving of so much. They work to not simply give hand outs which can ultimately cripple an individual, but to empower these women to stand on their own, beat the odds, and turn around to better their country.
— Amanda W.
Outstanding Volunteer Photography – Alisa Hoodikoff
Alisa Hoodikoff is a brave and adventurous 18 years old young lady who has a passion to make the world a better place with her camera. Earlier this year, she went to the secluded villages in southern Ethiopia to share her life, photography and love to children. Alisa faced many challenges including fundraising for her trip, overcoming illness in the tribes and being homesick. She faced her fears and, through the trials, was able to bring hope and joy to many children in Africa.
— Kelly H.