50 Faces of Volunteers – Ken Setzkorn

ken_setzkornNominated by Bek Wright, Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

Tell us a little about the volunteer: Ken has been volunteering with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity for 11 years. He works with a group of men from Lutheran organizations and churches that come out regularly to work on projects to help finish up the new construction house builds. Ken currently works at Mid-American Energy in addition to coming out to volunteer with us. When they can Ken, his wife, and their 3 daughters like to come out and volunteer.

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)? 11 years

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

Some of Ken’s favorite parts about volunteering is being able to see the smiles and appreciation of those who benefits from the work that he does. His philosophy is that God gave him the talents and ability to build things, he believes that it is a great ministry to be able to use those talents and abilities for good. Ken thinks that some of the best ways to get others to volunteer is to invite and just share his experiences with others at work and at church.

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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