October 28, 2022
October Volunteer Highlight
In the past few weeks, we have had the pleasure of gathering with amazing volunteers for Community Smoke Alarm Walks, teaching Milo & Moxie at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, and working alongside volunteers in the ABF Office. Throughout these experiences, the kindness, generosity, and passion of ABF volunteers shines through brilliantly. You all are the heart behind ABF and we are incredibly grateful for you!
Volunteer Spotlight- Meet Taeler!
Taeler was one of the amazing volunteers who installed smoke alarms at the Buckeye Valley Community Smoke Alarm Walk this fall. Taeler started volunteering in the ABF Office this past summer and has generously helped with projects ranging from inviting fire departments to participate in Cook Like a Firefighter, packing smoke alarm walk bags, and preparing educational materials to give to families. She has been a true joy to work with – always energized, smiling, and ready to serve the community.
Thank you, Taeler, for supporting ABF’s mission, being a wonderful example for the community, and inspiring one and all with your selfless service!
What motivates you to give back to the community with ABF?
I have grown to really like and appreciate the group of women that run the day to day things for ABF, which in turn, makes me more than happy to lend a hand when they need it!
What contribution are you most proud of, during your time volunteering with ABF?
I am happiest to help promote Cook Like a Firefighter, and also, helping prepare for the smoke alarm walk in Buckeye.
Why do you choose to volunteer with ABF?
Working from home can get quite lonely and I was really looking for a way to socialize and give back at the same time – luckily I’ve accomplished both with ABF!
Are you looking for ways to give back to the community, just like Taeler? If so, you’re invited to dive into one of these upcoming volunteer opportunities!
- Community Smoke Alarm Walks: There are still three more walks scheduled this Fall! Help install smoke alarms in Goodyear, Tempe, and El Mirage! These take place on Saturday mornings from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
- Social Gatherings:Help execute fun, therapeutic, and engaging social gatherings for ABF’s burn survivors! The next event is Family Ranch Day in Tucson on November 6th – opportunities include set-up, entry tables, and overall support from 9:00am – 3:30pm.
- Holiday Parties: Help celebrate the holidays as we treat burn survivors and their families to a night of festive treats, tree decorating, arts and crafts, and family photos with Santa! Opportunities available on December 9th in Tucson and Phoenix, from 4:00-9:00pm.
ABF Office: There are always projects in the ABF Office that you can help with! Whether it’s packing bags for smoke alarm walks, inviting survivors to events, or helping with administrative tasks, your help is appreciated! Schedule a time Mondays – Fridays, anytime from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Thank you for considering these volunteer opportunities and I hope to see you at an event this Fall!
If you have any questions or would like more information about a volunteer opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected]