Becky Stegner was awarded a Convoy of Hope Key Award as Volunteer of the Year for 2017. Stegner has been a Lead Volunteer with Convoy for more than eight years.
Stegner has put in more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time at Hands of Hope, the weekly volunteer opportunity at Convoy’s World Distribution Center.
“Becky is one of those people who come along once in a great while,” Convoy of Hope Volunteer Engagement and Administration Director Lisa Nene says. “She is a dedicated volunteer who can take lead in any situation or project that is given to her.”
Before she was a lead volunteer, regularly attended Hands of Hope with her mother and sister. The family was looking for a good way to get together as a family after Stegner and her sister started college.
Now, Stegner spends her Tuesday nights leading other volunteers in bagging groceries for Community Events, filling bags of rice or pasta for Convoy’s Children’s Feeding Initiative and much more as the Hands of Hope projects change each week. Stegner even occasionally comes in on weekends to help with special projects outside of the normal Hands of Hope schedule.
Stegner says it’s the variety and the people she works with each week that keep her coming back.
“You’d get really burned out if it was the same old thing every week, if you didn’t have fun doing it, if you didn’t have friends that did it with you,” Stegner says.
Stegner encourages everyone grab a friend and come out to give Hands of Hope a try!