About Our Volunteers
Updated October 19, 2016
Volunteers play such an important supporting role in helping Ability Mission achieve its goal of helping the disabled. A sincere and heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.
Ability Mission Volunteers
Bob Johnston, Volunteer
If you've ever wondered how we make all our content so easy to understand and use, Bob Johnston is the answer. He has beta-tested most of the steps involved in getting the Disability Help Guide and the Disability Help Workbook to make sure there are no glitches. Says Bob, "If I can understand it, anyone can!"
Prior to retirement, Bob held management positions with Bell Canada and Sprint USA in infrastructure installations, including the Internet. In addition to having a fundamental appreciation of the Web, he's also one of those rare people with an in-depth understanding of the Health Care Systems in both the USA and Canada.
Dottie Comet, Volunteer
Dottie has been involved with Ability Mission for many years, starting with her own personal story, which she admits needs updating. Says Dottie, "It became much more rewarding when Don Coggan asked me if I'd like to do a bit of research. At first I thought how much I hated research. Little did I know that deep down I had a gift for it. The project I remember most is the Jon Morrow story. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. What an amazing young man and quite an inspiration."
Dottie says, "I wouldn't trade my volunteer experience with Ability Mission for all the money in the world. I truly mean that from the bottom of my heart. I refer to Don as my mentor, since he has guided me and taught me a lot over the years. My hat's off to him for the time and effort to take Ability Mission to the next level. It has truly come a long way. I'm proud to have my name associated with the site. Get involved. One thing I can promise is that you won't be sorry you did."
Kim Carroll, Volunteer
With her energetic social media activity and resonant sounding board persona, Kim has played an important role in helping Ability Mission get the word out about its services. Kim's generous nature also shines brilliantly in the work that she and her husband Tom do helping local small businesses in upstate South Carolina get on the Internet through their own small business, WebbingYourBiz.com.
Says Kim, "Over the years, one of my personal rewards is to take the time to help others. In this day and age, being able to communicate instantly brings about the chance to make life better for someone else. We all move at a fast pace. I have learned that committing a little time to reach out to others has allowed me to grow as an individual. The volunteer work I have done has never been a hardship. To hear the excitement in someone's voice, or read and respond to people that need information or encouragement can't be matched."
Wendy Fisher, Volunteer
Wendy worked 25 years serving retirees in County government, and then when she retired, she continued to share her knowledge through her Retirement Online Community website. She says "Retirees, like disabilities, are often the invisible members of our society... lost and forgotten." So true!
Whether it's through operating her own website or contributing here as a volunteer, Wendy works really hard to help retirees (including those with disabilities) to find meaning and purpose in their retirement years.
How To Become A Volunteer
Becoming a volunteer is easy! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know what you'd like to get involved in. Here are some suggestions:
- doing research
- drafting articles
- making phone calls
- posting in social media
- moderating forums, groups
- proof-reading site content
- voicing audio and video scripts
- beta-testing our new services
- doing web and other graphics
Let us know why you're interested in volunteering. It will become part of your own story on this page.