"The first annual Walworth County Day of Action on June 21st, attracted 120 volunteers who completed a variety of jobs - from clearing trails at Big Foot Beach State Park in Lake Geneva to painting the kitchen in Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless in Darien."
IN TIME AND MONEY, VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
By David Bretl - April 30, 2012
"... in 2010, the group lost its RSVP name and funding. Not skipping a beat, the organization changed its name to Volunteer Connection Inc. and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. Patti O’Brien currently serves as its executive director. Volunteer Connection shares office space with the county’s own volunteer program at the government center, creating a sort of one-stop shop for volunteers..."
VOLUNTEER CONNECTION RECEIVES TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM GETS NEW WINGS
By KAYLA BUNGE Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010
"She (Patti O'Brien) said about 95 percent of the volunteers are sticking with the program and several more have signed up to help deliver Meals on Wheels, stock shelves at food pantries and work at libraries and schools, among other things.
"They have big hearts. They're going to continue to do what they already do—even if someone isn't organizing them," she said. "We'll get going in the right direction. We have to. We do great things for the community."
O'Brien said Volunteer Connection will need to secure between $60,000 and $65,000 in funding to operate each year. She said the group may start applying for grants as soon as it is officially incorporated."