Since joining the ROCKateer team five months ago, Mike Melton has made his mark with his high-energy and constant willingness to do what’s needed. From showing up to help sweep sidewalks at 7AM to side walking in classes, Mike has found himself right at home here at ROCK. Keep reading to learn more about Mike, our June featured volunteer.
Mike is a native Texan who moved to Georgetown almost five years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren. When he’s not with his family or volunteering, he fills the remainder of his time building furniture from antique wood, building hot rod cars, and yard work. Speaking of volunteering, Mike has an impressive volunteering resume that shows just how big his heart really is having served the Richardson School District for 16 years, Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano for 3 years, and Restore – Habitat for Humanity in Georgetown for 4 years. He has also served on Habitat for Humanity Williamson County Board of Directors.
Mike learned about ROCK when Nancy was a customer at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore and let his natural curiosity lead him to visiting the facility. Mike says he found his beliefs not only aligned with ROCK’s mission, but he was also drawn to the success stories. He also says he enjoys the interaction with staff, volunteers, clients, and their caregivers. His favorite parts about volunteering including seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, working with children, and having the opportunity to give back to veterans.
For anyone who is thinking about volunteering at ROCK but doesn’t have horse experience, let Mike assure you. “My knowledge of horses was non-existent before coming here. The staff has been patient, helped and thorough while helping me learn about these gentle giants.”