What VCRTA Does
VCRTA members make significant contributions to the community. Members volunteer their time to worthy organizations, activities, and events in the community. Since 2005 in the span of 14 years, VCRTA members have volunteered over 290,000 hours to the community, the equivalent of over 12, 147 full 24 hour days or over 33 years. When the retired teachers of VCRTA give, they give big!
In 2019 alone, VCRTA members volunteered 7,341 hours to the community. The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association invested the equivalent of 305 days of service in a single year.
VCRTA members also donate financially to community programs, non-profit/non-political guest speakers, educational supplies and interests, and towards grants to support educational endeavors.
Where VCRTA Volunteers
Where do VCRTA members volunteer their time? This list is not exhaustive but examples include the Salvation Army, Lighthouse Mission, Union Hospital, Regional Hospital, Susan G. Komen, League of Women Voters, Kids Hope, Wabash Senior Citizens Center, Vigo County Public Library, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Hospice of the Wabash Valley, A Point In Time, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Terre Haute Children’s Museum, Educational Heritage Association, area churches, local nursing homes, and local schools.
How Much VCRTA Volunteers
Each year VCRTA members have a tremendous impact on the community. The following graph demonstrates the number of volunteer hours reported by VCRTA members. This, however, does not represent VCRTA’s total volunteering effort.
In any group of volunteers in the community, it is likely that there is at least a few retired teachers in the group.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresea
Attached is a link to a Volunteer Form which may be used to record your volunteer hour. As a reminder, please differentiate the “Youth” and “Adult” hours. Volunteer hours are collected at the December luncheon.