Volunteering...it's in the blood of BARTA.
Dedicated to our community and its schools, our members donated more than 30,000 hours to our community in 2019. We donated 8,039.5 hours serving youth and 26,152 hours serving the general public, for a total of 34,191 hours of service.
BARTA members donated over $869,000 worth of volunteer time to our community last year, according to an Independent Sector, a coalition that publishes research for nonprofits, set the 2019 value of each volunteer hour at $25.43.
Cheryl Zuckschwerdt Ellsbury is our Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Cheryl reported nine hundred hours of volunteer time in the community and for youth. That number is probably conservative.
Cheryl has chaired the BARTA Publicity Committee. She won the IRTA award in area 7 for outstanding publicity work for BARTA and was recognized by IRTA as the Outstanding Volunteer in 2018.
Cheryl spends untold hours working with high school seniors on their senior projects by helping students develop their organization and presentation skills as they demonstrate their service to the community.
Finally, Cheryl is very active with the Bartholomew County Humane Society. She worked hard to raise funds to take care of animals in need. Cheryl was part of a Capital Project committee that raised over one million dollars to assist animals in need.
We are proud of our Retired Educator volunteers in Bartholomew County. Cheryl is a shining example of our volunteer work.
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Updated February 2020