National Business Travel Association project day finally arrived. However, before a single NBTA volunteer reached Star of Hope’s Transitional Living Center, another group of volunteers was already onsite making final preparations. These special folks are Volunteer Hosts.
No two of our Volunteer Hosts are exactly alike – they come from many different backgrounds and career paths. But they definitely have several traits in common. Their positive, winning personalities are infectious and bubble over to all those around them. They are high energy, display exceptional professionalism and their hearts are filled with compassion. Most important, they love Star of Hope and want to share this passion with all those who come through our doors.
Volunteer Hosts are a vital extension of the Volunteer Services team and often create a new volunteer’s first impression of our mission. After special training, they help welcome volunteers, give tours, solve problems, provide valuable feedback and ensure those who give the gift of time know what a blessing their service is to our mission.
When NBTA volunteers boarded the buses at the George R. Brown Convention Center for their trip to Star of Hope, Volunteer Hosts were on each bus to give an overview and streamline the sign-in process.
Once NBTA volunteers arrived, Volunteer Hosts directed them to the bag check area, which was also staffed by Volunteer Hosts, and the various project areas. Volunteer Hosts stayed with the NBTA volunteers at each work site to answer questions, keep volunteers hydrated and check-on supply levels. Thanks to the tremendous support of our Volunteer Hosts, we were able to maximize the time and NBTA volunteers accomplished even more than anticipated.
We are grateful for our Volunteer Hosts and the important role they play in ministering to other volunteers throughout the year. Volunteer Hosts allow us to do more, better so that our clients, staff, volunteers and community are blessed and God gets the glory.
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