Volunteer Square loves to recognize exceptional individuals that donate their time and energy to nonprofit organizations across Connecticut. These volunteers make a true impact in the lives of others. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, annual volunteer recognition events had to be canceled so we wanted to offer an alternative way to honor volunteers. We reached out to all the volunteer coordinators we work with and asked them to nominate volunteers. We are thrilled to share all the wonderful stories here and on our website, over the next several weeks. If you would like nominate a volunteer, please fill out this Nomination Form.
Hometown Hero - Jack Bradley, The Beardsley Zoo
Nominated by -Tracy Benham, Volunteer Coordinator at The Beardsley Zoo.
Here is what Tracy had to say about Jack:
"Jack Bradley has been an official volunteer with the Zoo for two years. Prior to that that he was a well known guest known for taking amazing photographs of the Zoo's animals which he happily shared the Zoo. As a volunteer he has contributed well over 750 hours, first as a Zoo-Friend and then becoming a Zoo-Docent a year later. He is also a member of the Zoo Council. Over the last two years, along with his wife Mel, also a Zoo-Docent, they have created the Zoo's popular Facebook Photo page which has hundreds of members. On this page, folks from all over the area post pictures of the Zoo's animals and flowers.