This month, we caught up with Store to Door Volunteer Extraordinaire Dagmar Dickey. Dagmar wears multiple hats with S2D; she is a runner at Beaverton, a Friendly Caller, an Order Taker, and more. Huge thanks to Dagmar for all that she does for our homebound clients!

Q: How did you first get involved with Store to Door?
A: My cousin got me interested in Store to Door nearly two years ago … I wasn’t working, I love grocery shopping, and so it seemed like a great reason to get out of the house each week. She and I would spend the morning together shopping for S2D clients and then afternoons just hanging out together. 

Q: What keeps you busy when you are not volunteering with Store to Door?
A: In 2021, after 30+ years working as an admin, I was laid off from my job with a local tech company. My husband wants to work until he can’t any longer so I am working on finding ways to keep myself busy until he is ready to join me in retirement. In addition to volunteering for S2D, I’ve reconnected with many knitting friends and meet with them weekly to see what progress we’ve each made on our projects.  I love to read … mostly fiction, especially historical; I love jigsaw puzzles and playing word games (I try to reach Genius level without help in Spelling Bee every day and my husband and I try – mostly successfully, although it’s been tough lately –  to keep our winning Wordle streak alive; we have a beautiful Golden Retriever who appreciates an opportunity to get her humans out for daily walks and long, bird-chasing strolls at the beach.

Q: What is something that your fellow volunteers would be surprised to know about you?
A: I’m an avid sharer, so it’s hard to think there is anything about me that would surprise my fellow volunteers. One thing they might not think true is the fact that I do love me a Quentin Tarantino movie  … I’m thinking Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

Q: French fries or Tater Tots?
Yes please … made with sweet potatoes please!

Q: What would you tell someone who is thinking of volunteering with Store to Door?
There are so many out there who need volunteers like you and me to be working with organizations such as Store to Door. It’s such an easy thing (grocery shopping) and the folks (all the other volunteers; the employees; and the clients) you’ll meet along the way are quite wonderful too. Come on out and see for yourself how much fun you can experience; it’s really so rewarding to help others in this way!