Monarch’s VOC receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Asheboro Senior Center
Monarch’s Vocational Opportunities in the Community (VOC) is committed to giving back. The day program, which provides activities, support and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has long engaged in service to their Randolph County community.
For their commitment to volunteerism, the VOC group was named Volunteer of Year for the Asheboro area. The award was recently presented by Nancy Merrill, director of the Asheboro Senior Center, during the Randolph County Senior Adult Annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet. The group was honored for volunteering more than 300 hours the past year to delivering Meals on Wheels. Individuals who attend Monarch’s program in Asheboro are committed to 12 routes monthly, said Bunny Schoolcraft, site manager at VOC, which is located at 214 North Elm St.
The VOC volunteers are among the dozens of people with disabilities supported by Monarch who gave their talent, energy and time in 2012 – exactly 35,152.17 hours of their time. From the mountains to the coast, that dedication and level of service to communities across the state yielded an economic impact of $671,054.93, according to the Independent Sector, a national organization that estimates the current value of volunteer time for North Carolina at $19.09 per service hour.
Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges from more than 50 North Carolina counties. Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership and is CABHA certified. The agency is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people living in our communities, please call (800) 230-7525 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.