As a teacher, caring for others runs in Kathryn’s blood and volunteering is second nature. For the last six years, Kathryn has volunteered at many Children’s Cancer Partners events. From Burger Cook-Off to traveling to Durham for our Holiday Spectacular, there’s not an event that Kathryn has not donated her time to. Kathryn heads up the craft tables at the Spartanburg and Durham Holiday Spectaculars and took the lead as a “volunteer coordinator” at the 2023 Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off.
The role as a coordinator took hours prior to the event to plan and organize volunteers. She took charge of our volunteer room by developing a check-in process and orientation to make our volunteers feel more prepared for their various roles. Because of Kathryn, the volunteer process has become much simpler and better for all.
“Kathryn is one of the most efficient and organized people I have ever known. When we first spoke to her about heading up the volunteer room for Burger Cook-Off, she immediately had ideas on how to make the volunteers feel welcome and ready to take on their volunteer position for the day,” states Kim Melick, Director of Operations. “She offered her phone number to all of the volunteers in the event they ran into situations that needed immediate needs. We are so fortunate to have such a caring and responsible volunteer leader that truly loves Children’s Cancer Partners and our mission.”
We’re so grateful for Kathryn and her love to give back.