MUM depends on its volunteers. We are very fortunate to have many dedicated, hard working people who contribute to our operations and ensure that we serve our clients in the best possible way.
Here are just a few of our incredibly talented and dedicated volunteers:
Jean Hoyt has been volunteering for MUM since 2013. She is a consummate volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty by serving two shifts every week. In 2016 Jean was the MUM Volunteer of the Year and recognized at the MUM Annual Fall Fundraiser. Among her volunteer duties, Jean provides food from the MUM food pantry to clients. She brings children’s books that she purchases at second-hand stores for the children of clients who come to the pantry.
She has a long history of volunteerism and focus on children. For years she volunteered for Catholic charities and Lutheran Charities serving as a foster mom of adoptive infants. She’s fostered between 70-80 infants! She has three adult children of her own and four grandchildren, all living in Montgomery County. She and her husband Mike have lived on Montgomery County since 1976.
Christine Simms has been a volunteer with MUM since it began serving the community in 1996. She volunteers regularly with MUM’s Mobile Pantry, which brings food to clients in the community three Sundays each month. Early in 2018, Christine was instrumental in helping secure our most recent and active Mobile Pantry location at Peppertree Farms Apartments on Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring. Ms. Simms persuaded the apartment management to allow food to be distributed to residents onsite on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Terrill Marshall is MUM’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award winner in recognition of her selfless dedication to the operations of MUM. The award was presented to her on October 28 at the MUM Annual Fall Fundraiser.
In addition to her volunteering with MUM, Terrill is also the president of the Kensington's Women's club, which, under her direction, has become actively involved in financial and food contributions to MUM. She is also Intake Chairman and VP of the Board of Meals on Wheels of Wheaton. She is also an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where she helps the community as part of the church’s Hunger Ministry. Terrill is a longtime resident of Kensington. She has two children and two adorable granddaughters with whom she spends as much time as possible.
Volunteers are the lifeblood that makes it possible for MUM to serve clients in our community. They are there to help us in countless ways. We want to congratulate Terrill and offer our most sincere thanks to all of our volunteers!
Leybi Bonilla volunteers for MUM providing a most valuable service: translation. She is a student at Albert Einstein High School. Her family receives services from MUM. Like many MUM clients, they come from somewhere where a language other than English is spoken. Leybi and her family are from El Salvador. The need for translation from English to a variety of languages, especially Spanish, is vital so that we can communicate with our clients and help them.
Leybi is one of four in her family. She and her family believe in helping others and doing what they can. After graduating high school Leybi hopes to open a business with her family. Being bi-lingual and providing translation to MUM not only provides a much-needed service, it supports Leybi’s ability to go further in life. Communication is something invaluable to all of us, and this young woman’s altruism communicates the best of what we can be.
If you would like to volunteer for MUM:
- All volunteer requests must go through the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. Please visit the Volunteer Center and search for MUM opportunities.
- Note: MUM gives SSL (Student Service Learning) hours to Montgomery County students who volunteer.