Our Do Good Volunteers

Meet the incredible Do Good volunteers!

October 2023 - Puti Akbar

Portage Lake District Library

Most of Puti's work involves reading and literacy. She volunteers at the Portage Lake District Library with social media, programming, networking and more. She has even founded her own library in Indonesia to combat literacy issues.

September 2023 - Jen Shaud

When it comes to Equipment Loans of the Keweenaw, Jen does just about everything: funding, paperwork, marketing, organizing and participating. Jen has dedicated hours of her life to bringing adaptive sports opportunities to the Copper Country.

August 2023 - Dave Saunders

Dave helps set up for our Chassell Congregate Site every Monday and Wednesday. No matter the weather, Dave is there year round to make coffee and set the table for all of our congregate site attendees.

July 2023 - Rick Freeman

Rick is an avid player and promoter of the sport and is willing to do the behind-the-scenes work to make everything ready and welcoming when people arrive to play. He shows up at the Dee Stadium at 7 a.m. to prepare the courts and gladly fields inquiries from locals and visitors.

June 2023 - Wendy Mattlock

Wendy has volunteered with us since 1992. She has been dedicated to our cause against domestic violence throughout all these years and her calming presence with our residents and willingness to listen is a positive attribute to her volunteer work with our agency!

May 2023 - Amy Schneiderhan

Before joining the Laurium Village Council, Amy had been planting flowers in downtown Laurium for years as a resident. Amy volunteered her time and money to make the village shine with beautiful flowers during peak season.

April 2023 - Patrick Diedrich

Patrick volunteers his time to train outside the area and bring it back to the team, and during several missing person searches focused his knowledge on building search tactics that helped make searches successful.

March 2023 - John Diebel

John has shown that he does what is best for the community through his volunteering efforts, including amazing work for both the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club and the City of Hancock, where he sits on several committees and was vital to the opening and maintaining of the new Dog Park.

February 2023 - Nathan Stockton

Nathan Stockton takes his volunteering seriously with the Pelkie Volunteer Fire Department and on the Search and Rescue team. He does all of the required ongoing training and practice to make sure he is serving Baraga County to the max.

January 2023 - Emily Kendel Frusti

Emily is a dedicated community member that is passionate about suicide prevention and awareness, especially for young people. She is an advocate for mental health and breaking the stigma that surrounds suicide and prevention of it.

December 2022 - Angie Van Tassel

When moving to the Copper Country with her husband and 4 boys in the 80s Angie taught Lamaze childbirth education classes for young parents. Later, she initiated and coordinated a high school completion program for pregnant and parenting teen parents from local school districts.

November 2022 - Jim Tervo

Community Volunteer

Jim is a key volunteer in our community, tied to many different organizations and events, many of those centered around making physical activity more accessible and fun, such as Chassell Ski Trails, Great Bear Chase and Canal Run!

October 2022 - Doug Wyble

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly

Doug Wyble has been a staple with the Firewood Program at Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly since 2018 volunteering more than 1,000 hours in that time. He has a contagious and motivating personality that brings out the best in those around him. His work includes making firewood deliveries to elderly, splitting and stacking firewood, overseeing volunteer groups, cutting logs to firewood length, picking up wood donations, helping elderly stack their firewood & cutting elderlies firewood to length at their homes.

September 2022 - Carol (Grandma) Jones

Horizons Alternative High Schools

Carol (Grandma) Jones has taught us that every student has potential. With patience and compassion, she has helped many students gain a diploma, a feat that even they never thought possible. She is an absolute blessing to our school!

August 2022 - Ben Ciavola

Copper Harbor Trails Club

Ben has been dedicated to the Copper Harbor Trails Club for many years. In his prior role as President, he led the organization to huge growth, both in terms of trail mileage and event participation. More people than ever are using our trails because of his vision. Ben has done an excellent job at keeping things organized and professional at each and every step. Copper Harbor Trails Club is a leader in this initiative in Michigan and it would not have been possible without his passionate efforts to keep our trail users safe.

July 2022 - David Luoma

Calumet Township Volunteer Fire Department

David spends countless hours at the fire station making sure the trucks are cleaned and the equipment is in operational order when needed. He represents the department in local community events such as our school fire prevention program, Camp 911 and numerous parades. He is a true example of an amazing volunteer.


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