Senion volunteers of the week |

Senion volunteers of the week

Chad Lundquist/Nevada Appeal Howie and Harriet Althouse are the Senior Volunteers of the Week for the Douglas County Senior Center.

Names: Howie and Harriet Althouse

City of residence: Gardnerville

How long have you lived there?: Three and one-half years

Where did you live before moving to your present home?: St. George, Utah, and San Jose, Calif.

How long have you been a volunteer at the present location?: Two years

How long have you been a volunteer overall?: Most of our lives

Specific job duties: Young at Heart treasurer; help landscape the senior center and the garden club

How much time do you volunteer per week?: Varies as needed

Why and how did you become a volunteer?: It just happened

Favorite thing about volunteering: “The big bucks”

Family: Two sons; one daughter, five grandchildren

If retired, former profession: Preschool teacher and integration engineer

What would you tell others to encourage them to become a volunteer?: Get involved.