50 Faces of Volunteers – Ellie Hildebrandt

Nominated by Barb Hildebrandt

Tell us a little about the volunteer: Ellie is fifteen years old. She is committed to making her world a better place. She believes it is her responsibility. While other teenagers took it easy over the summer, Ellie volunteered nearly 170 hours this last summer. She was a camp counselor for two weeks at Living History Farms. She worked as a volunteer for the National Governor’s Convention checking in visitors. She helped with summer reading at her local library. And if that was not enough, she worked on a statehouse and Presidential campaign. She has volunteered over 250 hours last year (as of October).


What is the primary (one or two) organization(s) they serve? Des Moines Public Library and Living History Farm

How long have they volunteered with this/these organization(s)? 3 years with Des Moines Public Library and this was her first year at Living History Farms

Why does this volunteer deserve to be recognized with a 50 Faces of Volunteers spotlight? She is a good example of what all high school students should aspire to be.

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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