As part of our community engagement through Involta Cares, it’s our mission to lend a helping hand to organizations in need – and we’ve been doing just that. Over the past few years, our team members have volunteered in the communities in which they live and work trying to better the issues that impact quality of life. When COVID-19 spread around the world, it became harder to contribute in person, but now we’re back volunteering in full force with a dedicated team of Volunteer Ambassadors.
We believe volunteering is more important than ever before, so we’ve decided to turn on the spotlight to one of our volunteers each quarter to demonstrate the impact of volunteering and how much it means to the communities we serve. Let’s share in the happiness and good vibes volunteering brings, together. This quarter’s Involta Cares Spotlight interview is with Olivia Bontrager.
Where did you volunteer? What did you do?
We spent Earth Day volunteering at Jacolyn Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We cleaned up trash, branches, and sticks that were left from the derecho last summer.
What was your favorite part of volunteering at Jacolyn Park?
I like knowing we made a small difference in the community – especially for the kids that spend time at the park. I joined Involta while everyone was working remotely, so it was an awesome way to get to know a few of my coworkers as well.
What are your thoughts on our Involta Cares initiative?
It is a wonderful initiative! I am very grateful that Involta allows us to take time away from work to volunteer. I am proud to work for a company that makes volunteering a priority.
How does this make you think of the world differently?
It is a good reminder that small actions can make a big difference in the lives of others. An afternoon of volunteering in the sunshine for us probably saved hours of work for others, and made the park much more beautiful, safe, and enjoyable for the people that spend time there!