“Everyone is busy and has a life these days, but people forget that giving your time is one of the easiest and most appreciated gifts you can give,” says Chelsea Gutierrez, winner of the Activate Good Hopscotch Music Festival volunteer contest. And give her time she did! Chelsea volunteered more than 40 hours during the contest and as a result won a Lifetime VIP Wristband to Hopscotch Music Festival.
Chelsea did more than volunteer her time; she’s inspired others to volunteer as well. As part of the contest, Hopscotch Founder Greg Lowenhagen and Co-Director Grayson Currin agreed to match the winner’s volunteer hours over the next year. While the Lifetime VIP Wristband is a nice perk, Chelsea has been an active volunteer for many years and feels like it’s her duty to “to help other people, communities, and animals.”
Being new to the area this year, Chelsea thought volunteering was a great way to spend her time getting to know the community. She says that she couldn’t be happier with her volunteer experiences. She volunteered with Triangle ArtWorks, Safe Haven, and Zach’s Toy Chest during their Christmas toy drive. With each of her volunteer experiences, Chelsea has found that the most fulfilling aspect is that they each helped to really put things into perspective for her and she says that for that she is very thankful.
We’re thrilled to have Chelsea as part of our volunteer community and congratulate her on her service!