A Volunteer You Should Know
Kelly Guerra has been a volunteer for the Du Page Senior Citizens Council since 2011. Prior to Kelly raising a family in the Elmhurst area she was a professional in the Health Care Industry. She has been married for 14 years and has three children, 2 daughters and a son.
After Kelly’s children started school she decided that during the day, in her free time, she would give back to the community. Kelly chose DuPage Senior Citizens Council because she would be delivering meals to homebound seniors that live in her surrounding neighborhood. “I wanted to use my time productively by giving back to the community. I enjoy what I do by volunteering and “paying it forward”. Volunteering feels good and there is no selfless act when helping others.” Kelly also volunteers for the local School P.T.A. in Elmhurst.
Kelly volunteers at Bensenville Castle Towers three days a week and sometimes more. When extra volunteer help is needed at the Bensenville site Kelly multi tasks coming in early and helping as a Kitchen Assistant, packing bags for the other drivers and then delivering her own route. There are many instances when Kelly assumes additional routes. One example is when Spring Break came Kelly knew that the Bensenville site would be shorthanded. She arranged for child care and continued not only with her regular deliveries but additional deliveries to the homebound as well.
What makes Kelly unique is her dedication to the people whom she serves, always spending extra time with them and often doing errands. Several years ago at the DSCC annual Volunteer Celebration Kelly was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the DuPage Senior Citizens Council. She shared, “I am honored to be recognized for helping others but there are so many other volunteers that also do a great job volunteering----I just enjoy what I do----being productive and the opportunity to serve the community!”
Thank you to Kelly for her dedicated service to homebound seniors, her community, and DSCC.