"Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless - but because they're priceless."
Volunteers are at the heart of everything at First Glance. Noelle Beck and Karen Freeman were the first volunteers back in 2000 that partnered with The Chapel in Akron to provide a Jr. High program in a gym devoted to students. Then there were a handful of adults that gave their time every other week to build relationships with the 15-20 students that attended the recreation night program.
TODAY! 14 years later, FIRST GLANCE is blessed to have so much support serving the Kenmore community:
11 programs each week that meet many needs for many ages
42 volunteers that are so invested they make Kenmore home and the students their neighbors
130 consistent volunteers that come each WEEK to impact the lives of our students
400 students that come though our doors EACH WEEK that are loved unconditionally
665 different volunteers LAST YEAR giving their time to love and feed our students physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We thank these hundreds of volunteers that are so involved and focused on bringing a positive light to our students. Our volunteers are changing lives, changing the community and ultimately changing the world one student at a time. As Noelle often says, "we get a front row seat at what God is doing in their lives" - and that is what keeps our volunteer base so strong.