For nearly a decade, Ron Cushing has volunteered with Catholic Charities. He says the experience has made his heart grow.
“It’s what I am called to do,” said Cushing. “I have found tremendous reward in helping people. It’s made my heart bigger.”
Cushing is a painter who’s artwork has been featured in Hollywood productions and museums across America. Though he has found success as a painter, he often finds himself spending a majority of his time volunteering at the Little Flower Assistance Center.
During the last four years, Cushing has taken an expanded volunteer role as a case manager at the Center, which provides referrals and resources to individuals to help meet basic human needs and achieve greater access to economic opportunities.
His expanded role demands more of his time, but Cushing calls it the most rewarding work he has ever done.
“Providing our clients with the help they need is very fulfilling and it not only helps them, but it helps us volunteers,” he said.
The Christmas season offers many opportunities for volunteers. For potential volunteers, Cushing provided a little bit of advice.
“Try it, you will find it is a great benefit to you and the community.”
Not a volunteer yet?
There are many opportunities to help someone in need through Catholic Charities ministries. Visit ccdenver.org to find a list of opportunities in your community. Get involved today!