We’ve said it a million times but it still rings true…our volunteers are our life’s blood. We would never be able to carry out our mission of providing a home away from home without the love and talents of our volunteers. That being said, we have had a lot of volunteers over the years, over 28,887 (since 2001) to be exact. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of work to organize such a large volunteer force. Kate Bowers beautifully carries out this job for us everyday as a volunteer. Kate has been our Volunteer Coordinator since March 2018.
Chances are, if you have emailed us about volunteer opportunities you’ve corresponded with Kate! We recently sat down with Kate and conducted the following interview. Our hope is, this will give you all a chance to get to know Kate a little bit better!
Getting to Know Kate Bowers
Where is Home Kate?
I am originally from a small town in the heart of the Rockies, right outside Glacier National Park in Montana.
When did you first learn about the Fisher House?
I’ve known about the mission of Fisher House for quite a while, but I really started to learn more about it about a year ago when I started donating meals to the Landstuhl Fisher House.
Why have you decided to volunteer with us?
My heart has always had a call to service, but with two small children it can be hard to make it work with the crazy schedule. I knew that I wanted to do something for the Landstuhl Fisher House as it is a mission very near and dear to my heart, so I was thrilled when I heard about the position of Volunteer Coordinator and that it would work well with our schedule.
Tell us a little about yourself!
I am the mother to two small children, two dogs, a cat, and a horse. When I’m not busy with my circus, I love to run, hike, camp, bike, crossfit, obstacle course race, and three-day event (a horse sport that involves jumping and dressage).
From all of us at the Landstuhl Fisher House, DANKE Kate! We are so grateful for your dedication and the talents you bring to our team.