How can we say thank you to so many wonderful volunteers that help VOKRA? How do we celebrate people who rock?
By having a Volunteer of the Month!
This month we’d like to send out a big thank you to Karen and Al Ingram.
Since March of 2014 Karen and Al have been an amazing addition to our driving team – taking kitties to vet appointments and to foster homes all over the Lower Mainland.
They are always quick to respond to driving requests and ready to do whatever is needed, often doing multiple trips a day or giving up their weekends. A reliable pair that we appreciate so much!
Long time cat volunteers, they were no strangers to the needs VOKRA faces. As Karen told us,
I had heard of VOKRA and talked to Al about doing some volunteer work. We volunteered for 10 years with Meow-Aid and Mandy Butcher in the 1990’s so we had a good idea of what volunteering for a cat group was about. We didn’t want to do cat care again right away and we noticed that there was a constant need for drivers. We felt we could best help VOKRA by being available to shuttle kitties.
Driving involves more than pick ups and drop offs for Karen and Al.
We both really enjoy meeting all the different people including fosters, vets, trappers, fundraisers and the people volunteering at the Operations Centre doing cat care, reception and adoption interviews.We live very close to Ops and when we are booked to do a drive we look forward to visiting the kitties that are at Ops as well as having a chat with Shelley, Karen, Maria or Michele and anybody else who happens to be diligently caring for the kitties or attending to the everyday needs of Ops. We are proud to be a part of VOKRA and hope to continue for many years.
We’re proud to have you both on our team!
Thank you Karen and Al for all the hard work you put in helping VOKRA save the kitties!
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit our website to find out more.