Volunteer Spotlight: Doug Endicott
This month is Volunteer Appreciation month! April became National Volunteer Month as part of President George H. W. Bush’s 1000 Points of Light campaign in 1991. It’s a month dedicated to promoting and celebrating volunteerism. With that in mind, meet Doug Endicott, Outreach Volunteer, who you will find flipping pancakes, grilling bacon, whipping up scrambled eggs and spending with the youth and young adults at Outreach.
Fatherhood prepared Doug well for engaging with young people. Early on in his journey, he spent time cultivating relationships and discipling youth for Christ as a youth group leader at church. Doug realized that this was something he truly enjoyed, found fulfilling and was part of his calling. His involvement with young adults continues today as he mentors one of the young adults he met during his youth group leader season and leads a Bible study at a local college.
While busy with mentoring and leading a Bible study, he heard about Outreach and discovered additional opportunities to get connected with youth and young adults. Curious to learn more he signed up to volunteer. During his time at Outreach, he has served on the Drop-In Team, Food Delivery Team and currently on the Meal Team preparing breakfast for the youth and young adults. Each of these volunteer activities have afforded Doug with opportunities to engage and cultivate relationships with the young people at Outreach.
It’s not the doing that energizes Doug, but rather being fully present and engaging with the young people. Doug’s heart is to serve the Lord and pour into the next generation for Christ. Thank you, Doug, for being a faithful servant leader, modeling Jesus and living out Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” (NLT)