Dean Stack is one of the 47,000 unsung heroes — volunteers — helping Convoy of Hope bring hope to those who are hungry, impoverished and in need. As a lead volunteer for Hands of Hope, he works at our World Distribution Center every Tuesday night to support our work around the world. Following is a conversation with Dean.
What do you do for Convoy of Hope?
I’m a lead volunteer here with Hands of Hope. I help coordinate volunteers and operate a forklift.
How long have you been volunteering?
I started volunteering when I heard Convoy was helping with the Joplin tornado in 2011. By 2012, I had become a lead volunteer.
Why do you volunteer?
I just like helping, and this is an easy way to help. When I hear about what Convoy does all around the world and how I can help with the projects they do, it keeps me going and keeps me wanting to come back.
What’s the most rewarding part?
I love hearing about the end result; knowing I played a part, and that my work is benefiting someone, somewhere.
What would you say to someone thinking of volunteering?
You’ve got to do it. Once you do it, you’re going to love it.