50 Faces of Volunteers – Lucia Hutchcroft

Nominated by Ellen Krogmann, Helping Services for Northeast Iowa – Mentoring Connection for Delaware County in Manchester, Iowa

Tell us a little about what Lucia is involved in:

She is involved in: Helping Services for Northeast Iowa – Mentoring Connection for Delaware County, Lucia Hutchcroft, Mentor, Steering Committee Member, Ambassador for Mentoring. Lucia volunteers with her mentee (youth) about 3 hours per week.

“As an elementary teacher I saw 1st hand how excited my students, who had a mentor, were on the day the mentor came to join them for lunch. That extra caring adult in their life was huge. As a mentor and member of the steering committee, I have seen the importance of mentoring and the need to find more mentors in our community. So I’m hoping to share my positive experiences in hopes of encouraging others to get involved.”

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“I am hoping to help share with people in the community how important mentoring is in the lives of a mentee, but also how rewarding mentoring is for the mentor. I hope to make people aware of the need for mentors and how easy it is to become an additional caring adult in a young person’s life.” – Lucia Hutchcroft

Why does this volunteer deserve to be recognized with a 50 Faces of Volunteer spotlight?      Lucia is the most selfless volunteer I have ever known. She is always reaching out to help someone. She makes it her mission to go above and beyond to see someone succeed. She has the patience of a saint and the heart of gold. She is an angel in disguise. Our school, children and community are better because Lucia is in it.

Tell us about a great volunteer! We would love to recognize them as one of our “50 Faces of Volunteers.” Volunteer Iowa selects one nomination to feature every other Wednesday. 

Nominating is easy! You’ll submit a short paragraph or two about the volunteer(s) and their experience. The who/what/where/when (or for how long) and, most importantly, the why of their volunteer cause. We have provided some questions to prompt responses. It’s also strong requested that you submit a photo with your nomination. This is a great opportunity to help showcase a dedicated volunteer or volunteer group in your community! 

Ready to submit a spotlight? Access the online form here.

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