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A Quiet Solid Citizen Volunteer

This site is dedicated to the Town of Berlin (Connecticut) Volunteerism Award named in honor of Robert B. Dornfried Sr.

It is awarded annually to an individual who is dedicated to a lifetime of community volunteerism, civic duty and extraordinary service given unselfishly to the residents of Berlin, CT. In addition to this recognition, the recipient will have the opportunity to select a charity of their choice to which a donation in the amount of $500 will be made in their name. This fund is known as the Berlin Volunteer Fund and is administered by the Berlin Lions Club.

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”

- Unknown Author

The Berlin Volunteer Fund

The Berlin Volunteer Fund (administered by the Berlin Lions Club) is used exclusively to fund the annual $500 charitable donation as determined by the yearly recipient of the Robert B. Dornfried Sr. Volunteerism Award. One hundred percent of contributions go directly to the Fund and donations are appreciated as ALL monies go back to worthy causes.

Some of the organizations receiving donations include St. Jude's Hospital, the Hospital of Central CT, Shriner's Hospital and "Boxes to Boots." 

If interested in making a donation or to learn more about the award contact Diane Dornfried at email:


What it means to be a volunteer

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