ARLNH names Goffstown man Volunteer of the Year
Oneail, a Goffstown resident, volunteered 832 hours in 2013. Since joining ARLNH in 2010, he has been a faithful dog walker, coming in several mornings a week regardless of the weather. He is a leader in the Senior Dog Walking and Shelter Dog Class programs.
"Jason is always the first person to volunteer for any task that we may need," said Danielle Snyder, ARLNH director of behavioral health. "He often will hear a conversation and come up with a volunteer duty to assist us that we haven't even thought of yet. No matter what project he takes on, regardless of the time, effort, or disruption to his life required, he jumps in, remains cheerful, and ends the task with a smile."
The efforts of dedicated volunteers make important programs possible so the league can care for 2,500 animals in need each year. The 20 paid staff members rely heavily on the more than 400 volunteers to keep up with the feeding, cleaning and walking of the animals as well as all the laundry, property maintenance, clerical work and other things needed to be done on a daily basis to support the animals.
Oneail is the 10th person to receive the award since it was established in 2004. This year marks the 110th birthday of the organization.