Meet May’s Volunteer of the Month
The Gathering Together is pleased to announce their Volunteer of the Month Program. Honored volunteers will be featured on the website Volunteers Tab with their picture and their ‘story’. At the end of each year, the Gathering Together Board of Directors will celebrate all twelve of the year’s selected volunteers with a special gathering in their honor.
Please consider nominating your favorite volunteer for this honor. The form and submission details can be found on our website at http://thegatheringtogether.org/volunteer-of-the-month/.
Read below to meet our Volunteer of the Month for May.
TGT’s Volunteer of the Month for May: Dilshad Bade
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A TGT VOLUNTEER?
Almost three years.
WHAT FIRST ATTRACTED YOU TO THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
I was looking for somewhere to give my time that has value and meaning, somewhere I feel like I’ve brought others joy and feel fulfilled.
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK?
The Gathering Together is a place for family and I enjoy being a part of a group of great friends who share a beautiful mission.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE OR MOST MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE AT THE GATHERING TOGETHER.
I’ve had so many from being there for families who are going through the most difficult days of their lives and hoping that I can bring them some comfort.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT COMING TO THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
I love cooking, doing crafts, spending valuable time with friends, and most of all being a companion.
WHAT BACKGROUND OR LIFE EXPERIENCE HAS BEST PREPARED YOU FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AT THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
Being a caregiver to my mother-in-law and being a mother and raising a family have shaped me in many ways.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO ANYONE THINKING OF VOLUNTEERING AT THE GATHERING TOGETHER?
Do it! It is a great place to give your time, energy, and love for a cause that is so incredibly noble.