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Volunteer Stories

Big Hearts for Homeless Families

Picture of RebeccaVolunteer Story – Rebecca

I am an office liaison. I have been volunteering with Haven House for more than 5 years. I had been thinking about volunteering for a while; I wanted to do something for my community. I finally took the plunge and contacted some different service organizations. Haven House responded right away, and the rest is history. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has allowed me to focus on others and not so much on myself.

As a front desk volunteer, my goal is to be a positive and friendly face for all those staying at Haven House. The Haven House staff works so hard, so I try to do as many things as I can during my volunteer shift to make their jobs a little easier. I love volunteering with an organization that is so dedicated to the homeless and assisting them on their path to self-sufficiency. 

Volunteer Story – Liz

Picture of Liz with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and an elf I’ve lived near and donated to Haven House for about 20 years. After I retired from MSU, and after COVID restrictions were lifted, I wanted to get more directly involved. Beginning in 2022 I started spending every Tuesday morning as an office liaison, and recently added Thursdays. I love that my neighborhood is home to such a fantastic resource.

My favorite part of volunteering at Haven House is feeling that I am a small part of the solution to one of our nation’s devastating problems. While talking to homeless parents seeking shelter can be heartbreaking, it’s equally heartwarming to feel their gratitude. It’s clear that all the staff and other volunteers are committed to helping improve the lives of these families.