Volunteer Spotlight: Jerry Wylie

This month, we’re recognizing the outstanding work of one of our most active volunteers, Jerry Wylie. You may have interacted with Jerry before if you’ve volunteered at our warehouse or at a larger event such as Stamp Out Hunger or our produce box giveaways in the summer of 2020.

Jerry is so knowledgeable of our operations that he often trains and assists other volunteers in the sorting and inventory process, and is a huge help to our staff and warehouse operations – he’s what we call one of our “super volunteers.” Jerry is humble, but his passion for service and dedication to the mission of DMARC do not go unnoticed!

Why do you volunteer with DMARC?
It’s a way for me to give back to the community.

How long have you been volunteering with DMARC?
I have been volunteering with DMARC for 3 1/2 years.

What responsibilities do you have as a volunteer for DMARC?
I have volunteered for almost every opportunity at DMARC. I mostly help out in the warehouse and pick up from a couple of Red Barrel sites. I have also volunteered at mobile pantry sites and have done the produce day distributions.

What is your favorite thing about volunteering with DMARC, or do you have a favorite memory of volunteering with DMARC?
Flexibility to volunteer on my time and schedule. Gives me a chance to give back on my time. Two memories come to mind:

  • Stamp Out Hunger: the daunting task of all the food that needs to be sorted, and all the volunteers who come out to get that done in a week. It’s energizing and so great to see!
  • Produce Day: Seeing the faces of the people who receive the produce boxes and seeing how generous and grateful they are was very motivating and gave you a sense of accomplishment.

Why should others consider volunteering with DMARC?
It’s an easy way to help others in need while getting some exercise and spending time with family or friends.

Interested in learning more about how you can volunteer your time and talents with DMARC? Visit our Volunteer page or contact Volunteer and Outreach Manager Nisha Kishor at nkishor@dmarcunited.org.

1 Reply to "Volunteer Spotlight: Jerry Wylie"

  • Brenda Meade
    April 20, 2021 (2:54 pm)

    He is an Awesome person. So pleased to see the recognition for all he does for others!

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