Tom Noble has been given the title of Volunteer Extraordinaire at Connections Volunteer Center — and for good reason.
He has been volunteering at Stockhands Horses for Healing for two years and each week he looks forward to “going back to the farm.”
Accompanied by an aid from Alpha Industries, Noble not only helps with the horses, cleans the kitchen, and mucks the stalls, he plays an important role in helping other groups that come to volunteer.
When asked what his favorite part about volunteering is, Noble responded, “Helping people and working with people.”
During his time at Stockhands, he has developed a real love for horses and his fellow volunteers.
“I like to make people smile,” he said.
Tim Funk of Stockhands has seen the difference in Noble. “Since Tom began volunteering, his confidence and self-esteem have soared,” Funk said.
With training and dedication, he was able to compete at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, the largest single breed horse show in the world.
Being awarded a gold medal was the most exciting part for Noble.
At Connections Volunteer Center, “we also believe he should also be awarded a gold medal for his volunteerism, dedication, and passion in helping others,” a news release states.
For information about Connections Volunteer Center visit ConnectionsVolunteerCenter.org. Volunteer services are partially funded by SourcePoint and United Way.