HUG a Volunteer

DVLF announces details about its latest event

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) is thanking its volunteers during a special event next month (Feb. 1) at the William Way Community Center. HUG, DVLF’s second annual volunteer appreciation event, stands for Honoring past and current DVLF volunteers, Understanding volunteer opportunities and Greeting new board members.

DVLF counted more than 100 active volunteers in 2011 and the group – which provides resources to the LGBT community through grants, endowments and other channels – hopes to increase that number in 2012.

“Volunteers are critical to helping DVLF accomplish our mission each year,” says John Moeller, DVLF’s executive director. “They are invaluable and we appreciate everything they do for us. We only have one full-time and one part-time staff member, and rely heavily on our volunteers throughout our various committees to achieve our yearly organizational goals.”

Moeller says that because the organization was founded by volunteers, it understands how important these individuals are to its success. That’s why the event is not only thanking current and past volunteers, but it will also provide a forum for guests to learn more about DVLF and the volunteer opportunities it has to offer. There will be representatives from each of the committees available to answer any questions and share information.

The community will also have the opportunity to meet new DVLF board members who have joined within the past year and become reacquainted with the entire board of directors. This year’s event will also include the first-ever DVLF Volunteer of the Year Award. The honoree will be announced for the first time at the event.

“HUG is a great opportunity for anyone considering volunteering in 2012 or looking to learn more about DVLF,” says Moeller. “DVLF has over 10 volunteer committees for people to choose from – including fundraising, special events, governance, marketing, finance, the board, etc. We work with each volunteer to match their talents and interests with an appropriate DVLF committee.”

HUG, Feb. 1, 6 – 8 p.m., William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, 215-563-6417, ext. 143.