The Helpline Center congratulates Dorene Cink on being named the September 2016 Volunteer of the Month, an area-wide award program sponsored by the Helpline Center and MetaBank.

Dorene has been volunteering at the Alpha Center since 2012. She comes in weekly to do a variety of volunteer projects, but her main role is to sort and organize the items that are donated to the Baby Closet, and put together gift packets for new and expecting mothers.

Since all the items in the Baby Closet are donated, she lets staff members know when there is an item that they're running low on, so the center can request donations of that item.

She also helps with whatever other volunteer projects need to be done such as cleaning, putting together packets, addressing envelopes and assembling items to hand out at various booths and events.

The Helpline Center and MetaBank are pleased to present Dorene with a framed certificate, a gift from MetaBank, and a letter of appreciation from Mayor Huether. She will also be honored again at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards banquet on May 11, 2017.

For information on volunteer opportunities please call the Helpline Center at 211 or visit

(Source: Helpline Center)