Volunteer Spotlight

Business Operations Specialist David Ward of the West Palm Beach office is a volunteer at Velocity Community Credit Union. He currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors’ monthly meeting and also serves as a member on the following committees: Asset Liability Management, Human Resources, and Facilities. He has been a member of Velocity Community Credit Union since 1971 and has served as a board member for the past seven years.

David supports the community by volunteering through Velocity at the following organizations:

  • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League – Saving and improving lives every day through adoption and spay/neuter programs, affordable vaccine clinic, Peggy's Pantry and other important services.
    • David helps as a volunteer to help improve the quality of life for the animals while they wait for their new forever homes.
  • Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. – Their mission is to let U.S. soldiers stationed overseas know that they are not forgotten.
    • To support this effort, David assembled “We Care” packages for shipment to deployed servicemen and women.
  • Friends of Jupiter Beach Clean Up – Volunteers help remove trash and recyclables on the 2 1/2 mile stretch of beach plus the Jupiter Inlet every single month.
    • Cleanups are on the first Saturday of every month at 8 a.m., and David pitches in whenever he can.
  • Great American Beach Cleanup – Dedicated to keeping our beaches clean for all to use.
    • David and other volunteers participate in this beach cleanup effort at least once a month.
  • Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County – A county-wide program that enables citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations to lend a helping hand to low-income, qualifying, grateful residents in our community. Over the past 20 years, volunteers and sponsors have given of themselves to paint over 300+ homes every year.
    • As a volunteer, David devotes his time painting homes in lower social-economic neighborhoods where residents cannot afford to maintain their homes.
  • The Village of North Palm Beach Heritage Festival
    • Each year, David enjoys doing his part to help make this special event a meaningful and fun-filled occasion, which features a Business Expo, live bands, carnival rides and games, concession booths and more.

For David, volunteering is a very rewarding experience. He enjoys being a volunteer because it makes him feel good to give back to the community. For more information about the Velocity Community Credit Union, visit www.VelocityCommunity.org.