Long-Term Volunteer Program
TVC Long-Term Volunteer Program:
TVC Long Term Volunteer Program matches a person with disabilities, a Trinity Volunteer, with a partner non-profit institution near home that has carved out a critical, routine task and made necessary accommodations for that task to be accomplished by an adult with developmental disabilities with the guidance of a Trinity Facilitator.
Patrick Hartmann works in technical services in the Trinity High School Library in River Forest. He processes incoming materials and prepares them for circulation. He also helps maintain the Library computers, helping clean them both physically and virtually. “It’s fabulous to know that new books can be processed and out to the shelves within days of being ordered. Patrick has been a huge help in tackling our processing backlog. He is appreciated by both faculty and students for his wry sense of humor and willingness to take on all challenges.” Sue Tindall & Molly Klowden Librarians Trinity High School
Dan Riley, shown here with Executive Chef Jim Denvir, volunteers in the kitchen at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL three mornings per week, where he fills the daily “floor stock” food orders for nurses’ stations throughout the hospital. “We appreciate Dan’s dependability and enthusiasm and for always doing a great job on the floor stock orders. Dan’s attitude contributes to a positive work environment for everyone in the kitchen.” Jim Denvir Executive Chef Little Company of Mary Hospital
Derek Withers helps with a variety of kitchen and dining room sanitation tasks at the Congregation of St. Joseph Ministry Center in LaGrange Park, Illinois. He cleans dining tables, sweeps floors and washes dishes as needed. “Many aspects of Derek’s life have improved as a result of the self-esteem and confidence he’s gained working in the kitchen at the Congregation of St. Joseph Ministry Center. Since beginning work in the convent kitchen, he has been named “Most Improved” on his local Special Olympics basketball team, as well as trying out Track for the first time. He won a gold medal for his 200 meter event at Illinois Special Olympic State Games this summer.” Patricia Withers Mothe
Trinity Volunteer Stephen Weithers and his partner volunteer Bill Keenan work at the OSP Aronin Center for Social Concerns staffing the reception desk. Between buzzers for the reception desk, Stephen and Bill keep busy by running a die cut machine to create paper cutouts for “The Giving Tree” project which collects over 4,000 holiday gifts for people served by Old St. Pat’s Outreach organizations.
Danny Pelletiere works with a partner volunteer to staff the OSP Aronin Center for Social Concerns reception desk. Between responsibilities with admitting and directing guests, Danny prepares food bags to be given out to people experiencing homelessness. Danny brings experience to this task from his many years of working as a bagger at a local grocery store.