Volunteer Spotlight: Johnny Lovett Sr.
April is National Volunteer Month and we are so excited to highlight our fantastic volunteers and thank them for their efforts all year long. Today we are shining the spotlight on Johnny Lovett Sr., a volunteer and soldier at The Salvation Army Milwaukee Citadel Corps for almost nine years. Learn more about Johnny's experience volunteering below!
Why did you decide to volunteer with the salvation army?
Being a volunteer keeps me busy during the day, and it keeps me off the streets.
What events and programs have you volunteered for within the salvation army?
I've done a ton of different stuff including bell ringing, working with the kids and going on field trips with them, Vacation Bible School, making snack bags, and much more miscellaneous stuff, too. My favorite volunteer activity is cooking and I do that for the Home League women most weeks, fellowship meals for church, and for other events that we host, too.
What is your favorite part about volunteering with the salvation army?
I love cooking for the ladies on Wednesdays. I feel greatly appreciated and it's nice to use my cooking skills for a good cause.
What has been your favorite experience while volunteering with the salvation army?
I really liked working with the kids during the after school programs that the Milwaukee Citadel used to have. It was rewarding to be around the kids, and it was always a lot of fun. I enjoyed going on field trips with them and helped to keep the kids in line while we all had a good time.
A fun fact about Mr. Lovett is that he is helping to do almost off of the cooking for our Spring Campaign coming up. He's very willing to take on any work that we ask of him and he is well loved around our church by the members, the employees, and the pastors/officers. He hardly needs to be asked - he just shows up. In fact, on the days when he can't come, he still calls in. We are so grateful for him and believe that his hard work ethic deserves to be celebrated!