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Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Party

Written by Davita Flowers-Shanklin
    Thursday, 21 October 2021
Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Party

The leaves are turning and the cool air is unpredictable, fall is here! As we are taking in the wonderful fall activities, the Volunteer Department at the UEC is slowing down and wrapping up some of our ongoing volunteer opportunities, and getting ready to celebrate you, our wonderful volunteers.

Fall is a time for reflection as we move into November the season of gratitude and giving. Our volunteers have given us so much over the years and this year is no exception. Even in these unpredictable times, we knew that keeping our volunteers safe and engaged was a top priority.

Thank you for showing up, pulling invasive, picking up trash, helping with equipment lending, being receptionists, taking photos, sitting on our board and committees, and helping with our events and programs. This fiscal year, September 2020 through August 20201 we had 1258 volunteers come to the centers through service groups or as individuals, these volunteers gave over 8000 hours of their time, that’s over 330 days!

We could not do what we do without you, so Thank You!

To say thank you, the UEC holds our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party. This year, we are celebrating on Zoom and will celebrate you through song and skit! We hope to see you there.

Learn more here

Davita Flowers-Shanklin

Davita Flowers-Shanklin

A Milwaukee Native, Davita’s love for nature came from her time spent in her neighborhood park (Washington Park), the summers spent at camp, and visiting family in the Rocky Mountains. Davita’s dreams spanned from swimming with dolphins as a marine biologist, trekking into the great savannas of Africa as a big cat vet, and breathing in lots of old dust as a Egyptologist. Dreams change, Davita got her B.A. from Macalester College and M.S. from the University of Oregon, both degrees in environmental studies with concentrations in biology, ecological restoration, and environmental justice. She loves to travel and work outside. She has two cats and loves going to the movies.

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