As a freshman, Vincent Cao learned about Interfaith Outreach through Club Y.E.S. (Youth Extending Services) at Wayzata High School. He and some friends signed up to help at the food shelf. “Although this was a lot more work than other volunteering events, I was thankful for the opportunity to make a big impact in my community. Volunteering at Interfaith Outreach allows you to witness the product of all your hard work through connections formed and the warm smiles from the families.”
Vincent’s favorite part of volunteering is the welcoming environment. “I am welcomed with cheerful smiles each time I volunteer at Interfaith Outreach.” He believes our close community of volunteers sets Interfaith Outreach apart from other organizations and is one of the main reasons volunteers stay so committed. “I really enjoy listening to stories of volunteers who have worked at Interfaith Outreach since before I was even born!”
He appreciates that Interfaith Outreach continually strives for improvement. “I notice healthier food options are now available, although they can be harder to acquire.” Vincent believes more checkout stations would speed up the checkout process and provide an opportunity for more volunteers to participate.
Now a Club Y.E.S. leader for volunteer events, Vincent leads projects at Interfaith Outreach and recruits Wayzata High School volunteers.
Thank you for your commitment, energy and great ideas, Vincent!