IRC Volunteer, Daniel Inouye, Nominated for ‘Light a Fire’ Award
The IRC in Seattle is pleased to announce that Daniel Inouye has been nominated for Seattle Met’s ‘Light a Fire’ Extraordinary Volunteer Award! Daniel joined our team of volunteers in 2009 when he was just 18 years old. Now a senior at the University of Washington, he continues to volunteer in our Seattle office every week. We’d like to thank Daniel for his dedication over the years and for the unique sense of humor he brings to the office.
Daniel is one of those special volunteers who’s both extremely hard-working and incredibly fun to have around. Daniel quickly gained a reputation in our office as being a fast-learner and very reliable, which led to him being recruited to work on projects for every department in our organization. In the past few months alone, he’s helped out in multiple ways. For example, he was selected to migrate important data into a new system for our Anti-Human Trafficking Program. Always willing to lend a hand, he provides support at special events like our annual refugee art show in June. Our staff also trusts Daniel to go out in the community and complete errands on their behalf, revering his ability to effortless cut through red tape.
We can give Daniel any task with confidence that it will be done efficiently and properly with little supervision. That is a rare and wonderful thing – just like Daniel! He’s truly a part of the IRC team and we look forward to seeing him each week. Without the support of volunteers like Daniel, the IRC could not provide the level and quality of services to refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking that we do today.
Interested in joining our extraordinary team of volunteers? Come to one of our volunteer orientations to learn how you can get involved!