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Meet a Volunteer Rock Star: Ericka Young

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Feb 10, 2017

Ericka Young is our newest Volunteer Rock Star! Congratulations Ericka!

It's only been a month or two but already Ericka is making a name for herself at Friedens Community Ministries in Milwaukee for her outstanding volunteer work. She's already given over 120 hours of her time, averaging over 20 hours per week! In addition to her hard work and dedication, Ericka's willingness to help with any project has been noticed.

"Ericka brings a calm and positive attitude to work every day, and is always the first to take on the day's tasks," said her nominator Sophie Torrijos, the volunteer manager at Friedens. "She's become one of the most reliable members of the volunteer team and we trust her to take on bigger roles because of her good work here."

Since she started volunteering at Friedens, Ericka has become a part of the organization's family. "She's not only an amazing volunteer, but a wonderful mom to three boys," Sophie also stated. "She balances her home family and her Friedens family very well."

Keep up the amazing work, Ericka!



Friedens Community Ministries, Inc. is a network of food pantries building ladders of peace throughout Milwaukee.  They believe that a dependable supply of food is a means of bringing hope and dignity to our community.

If you know of a volunteer that should be recognized for their commitment to your organization/cause, nominate them for Volunteer Wisconsin's Volunteer Rock Star. Every two weeks, a Volunteer Rock Star will be chosen. Their profile (information provided on the nomination form) and picture will be displayed on both the Volunteer Wisconsin website and Volunteer Wisconsin Facebook page. Please send a picture  of the volunteer for their profile picture as a .jpg or a .png to A volunteer can only be nominated by the same organization once a year.

To nominate a volunteer, please fill out the nomination form by clicking here.