A little bit of time and effort makes a big difference. Just ask Christine Trice, 2-1-1 Community Care Specialist at United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Our volunteer engagement team named Christine 2017-18 staff volunteer of the year. She dedicated 89 hours to making a difference in the community over the course of the year.
Christine’s passion lies in giving back to the community she works in.
“I don’t have a lot of money to give but I can help with a little bit of my time and efforts, and I enjoy helping too,” she said. “It makes me feel good helping others. It’s easy to get involved in the community. It’s fulfilling. You can help in various ways and it only cost a little bit of time.”
One of Christine’s favorite organizations to volunteer with is one of our partners — Gleaners Community Food Bank. She also enjoys volunteering for United Way events.
“It’s important for me to support the important work we do at United Way and it gives me an opportunity to give back to the community I work for,” Christine said.
Her efforts do not go unnoticed.
“One of the greatest qualities Christine possesses as a volunteer is her reliability,” said Jessica Brooks, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at United Way. “We know that if Christine registers for an opportunity, we can count on her to be there and be a fantastic volunteer.”
Giving your time is free, and, as Christine says, it’s the best way to make a difference within the community. To find the volunteer opportunity that’s perfect for you, visit our volunteer portal at UnitedWaySEM.org/volunteer.