Island Senior: The Mullis Center Honors Volunteers

Gift Bags For Volunteers – Contributed photo

“Island Senior” is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae.

In times past the Mullis Center has celebrated the volunteers who keep the center running with festive occasions. This year, in pandemic mode, the Mullis Center’s appreciation was expressed in a quieter but equally appreciative gesture. Gift bags were presented as a thank you to those who have offered their time and energy to our seniors.

“During the pandemic, we’ve had a small but steady group of volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels, taking care of lawn upkeep, folding newsletters, and running the office during our busy meal days.”

Office Volunteer Pat Ball – Peggy Sue McRae photo

Center Manager Anna Coffelt-Kuetzing said of office volunteer Pat Ball, “We would NOT have been able to operate without her help during the pandemic.  She generally volunteers 2-3 days a week, running the office on our busiest days.” 

“The Mullis Center and San Juan County Senior Services staff along with the San Juan District Operations Committee would like to THANK the following volunteers for their generous service during the pandemic: Pat, Linda, Dennis, David, Sondra, Shauna, Kim, Dan, Art, Kerry, Chad, Sandhya, David, John, Cynthia, Nesta, Bill and Dorothy.  We couldn’t have done it without you!”  

Ruth Huard with Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers Shauna Rand and Dennis Busse – Contributed photo

Volunteering is a great way to give back to our community while enjoying the camaraderie of others. As the pandemic subsides you may consider volunteering as way to make a contribution while also making connections.

“Volunteers are a very important part of making our programs, such as Meals on Wheels and Foot Care, possible.  As we begin to think about re-opening, we are gathering volunteer applications.  If you would like to hear more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Anna at or Debbie at” 

Posted on May 11, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Community, Island Senior, People

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