Nominated by Crystal Engstrom, Iowa Child Advocacy Board in Mason City
Tell us a little about the volunteer:
Pat is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Iowa Child Advocacy Board. He advocates for abused and/or neglected children who are in the juvenile court system. This involves visiting his assigned child, keeping in contact with family and service providers involved with the child, and writing reports for the court. Pat also serves a CASA Coach, which means he helps mentor, train and supervise new advocates.
In the past year, he has given over 125 hours of service to the CASA program! Pat volunteers for a number of other organizations too. He is involved with the Bridges Mentoring Program, is the Chair of the Fine Arts Council of Mitchell County, and plays the piano for the local community choir. He is currently retired and lives in Osage with his wife.
What is the primary (one or two) organization(s) they serve? Iowa Child Advocacy Board, North Iowa CASA
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?
Pat is extremely dedicated! He helps our program so much by coaching and mentoring new volunteers. He is reliable and we can always count on him to go the extra mile for the CASA program.
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.