Volunteer Iowa is excited to introduce Kris Ranney as a new Commissioner! Kris joined the Commission back in July, and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator with Hospice with Heart in Council Bluffs, IA. Kris shared with us that one of the greatest pleasures in her role is to work with their amazing volunteers who choose to serve people at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives.
Here’s a bit about Kris:
What about our mission and work really motivates you?
I have been a lifelong volunteer. I also think that everyone should be a volunteer is some capacity, and it’s one of my passions to encourage and make opportunities for every person to get involved somewhere in the service of others.
What are some of your previous volunteer experiences or leadership roles?
I served in response to a flood threat in my community is 2011 to help develop the Pottawattamie County COAD (Community Organization Active in Disaster). It was a huge endeavor that allowed me to develop lifelong relationships with many like-minded people in my community.
What appeals to you most about being a Commissioner with Volunteer Iowa?
Being a volunteer is good for the individual. Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of those being served. Communities are strengthened and encouraged by promoting and developing an active volunteer force. I want do all that I can to foster volunteerism in my community and state.
We are thankful for volunteers like Kris who already do so much in their community, and want to give more of themselves by joining us as a Commissioner. If you’ve ever wanted to be a Commissioner, or want to know more about us, check out our website at volunteeriowa.org.