50 Faces of Volunteers – Jim Sharp

jim_sharpNominated by Bek Wright, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Tell us a little about the volunteer: James Sharp, or rather Jim has been volunteering for Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity for about 3 years. Before retiring he worked for a power company in Iowa. Jim comes out to volunteer with us twice a week with a small group of other retired gentlemen. These gentlemen are a part of a program that we call the core crew.

They enjoy to work on group projects and have grown in friendship and teamwork. Jim came to volunteer with us as often as he does due to his church, Altoona United Methodist sponsoring and volunteering for projects for us over the years. On top of being a regular volunteer for us, Jim is also a photographer.

What is the primary (one or two) organization(s) they serve? Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

How long have they volunteered with this/these organization(s)? 3 years

Why does this volunteer deserve to be recognized with a 50 Faces of Volunteers spotlight?

Jim values being able to volunteer because it gives him something to do in his retirement. He likes to be able to see the lasting impact and benefit that his time volunteering has for families that he volunteers to build houses for. He like to know that even after his time, the benefit can be seen. Jim’s favorite part about being able to volunteer is the friendships that he has been able to gain in the fellow volunteers and the type of work that he gets to do.

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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