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Celebrating Our Volunteers
Phillip Galaviz had never regularly volunteered in his community before. Now, he works at the farm stand or aquaponics greenhouse at Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being two times a week.
Phillip Galaviz volunteers at Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being’s aquaponic greenhouse. “There’s something to be said about helping others and being engaged to see the difference that you’re making happen in real time,” he said. “To me, that’s what volunteering is. It’s that human connection.”
Supporting Suicide Prevention
A tragic event in his life propelled him to get involved with volunteering, and it’s now a big part of his life. A friend of his named Ali had died by suicide.
So, Phillip wanted to support suicide prevention efforts. He found out more about Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being through his friend Jenna Smith, Aquaponics Manager at the Mental Health Center of Denver, and learned about the organization’s suicide prevention efforts and resources.
Phillip decided to give a financial donation to our organization and was inspired donate his time and talents to make an even bigger impact.
“Helping others is an outward expression. It’s human nature and our natural ability to want to be engaged and involved,” he said. “If you can step out of your bubble and find something to do for someone else, there’s a shift that happens.”
He volunteered at Dahlia Campus’ annual fish fry last June, and then he started volunteering at the farm stand on Wednesdays and the aquaponics greenhouse on Fridays.
“Now I’m a regular face around here,” he said. “I really just want to do as much as I can.”