Volunteer Recognition Event

Honoring Our Volunteers

On Friday, March 17, 2013 ACHIEVEability honored our dedicated and commited volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception.

More than 40 people from busisnesses such as Morgan Lewis, Vanguard and Knoll, Inc. attended the event which took place at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse in Center City Philadelphia. The brief program included an introduction from our newest Board Member and Regional Manager of Del Frisco's Rich Furino. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius was recognized as the Group Volunteer of the Year and PR Consultant Evon Burton was recognized as the Individual Volunteer of the Year.


During the past fiscal year, 497 volunteers provided 6,258 hours of volunteer service to ACHIEVEability which has an estimated value of $138,552.12. This is based on calculations provided by Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs to advancing the common good in America. In 2012, the estimated value of volunteer time is $22.14 per hour.

ACHIEVEability volunteers provide an invaluable service to our organization, helping to support our programs in various capacities. Over the past year, our volunteers have offered their support in the following ways:

  • Participating in Housing Makeover Projects, helping to ready homes for new ACHIEVEability families by painting and cleaning
  • Serving as members of the Community Advisory Committee for the Community Office
  • Serving as members of our Young Friends Committee
  • Tutoring the parents and children in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Assisting our annual fundraising events including Food for Thought and the Coaches' Cup Golf Outing
  • Participating in one of our various donation drives including the Back to School Backpack Drive, Thanksgiving Dinner Drive and Holiday Gift Drive
  • Assisting the Community Office in providing free tax preparation for members of the community
  • Providing pro bono services for our various programming

If you are interested in volunteering at ACHIEVEability please contact Events Manager Brian Hoskins at 215-748-8814 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .