see me as a volunteer

See Me as a Volunteer – Michael

Aimed at sharing the true identities and talents of the Ranchers at DHR, the SEE ME campaign showcases the unique stories of those we serve and gives readers an inside look into their life at Down Home Ranch. Follow along as we tell you the story of  Michael… 

Name: Michael
Age: 47
Rancher Since: November 2001
Favorite Hobby: Listening to music with his friends

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose and fulfillment, increases your self-confidence and helps you stay physically and mentally active, all while helping others. These are only a few of the reasons why Down Home Ranch began the volunteerism program back in Spring of 2017. Michael was one of the first Ranchers to join the program and he never turned back. He has volunteered at local animal shelters, food banks, thrift stores, the City of Elgin and much more. He looks forward to volunteering every week and proudly tells everyone that it is one of his favorite courses! His advice to anyone wanting to become a volunteer would be that volunteering makes you feel good to know you helped someone else. Just do it! You won’t regret it! 😍