Salutes & Awards

June 28, 2012

Volunteer Spotlight: First Sgt. Douglas Wolff


Where do you volunteer? 

I volunteer at the Fort Irwin Middle School Teen center.


What do you do as a volunteer? 

I help with projects.


What do you get out of volunteering? 

Helping our children grow and learn is a long time desire of mine. Knowing that I could be the difference in one child’s life is the ultimate personal satisfaction.


How did you get started as a volunteer? 

I first volunteered as a youth sports coach about 10 years ago and enjoyed every minute of it. With my wife working here at the MST and there being some technical projects I could help with, I started to dedicate my personal time to the MST staff and children.  It is almost addicting.


What advice would you give someone about volunteering?

Try it a few times and you will find that helping others when they need it is rewarding in itself. Our children will lead our country in some aspect in the future; let’s make them good leaders.

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