RHK Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Rob Warkins. A Rockford native, he has lived here his whole life. Rob is the owner/operator of Warkins Electric and has been going strong for 26 years. He has four amazing kids who are his world!
Rob grew up in Orton Keyes projects and wished he had someplace to go like RHK. When he heard RHK needed volunteers, he didn’t hesitate. He says it allows him to give back to the incredible kids who walk through the door week after week. Rob loves connecting with the 5th & 6th-grade boys and watching them laugh and smile during their two and a half hours together. It keeps him coming back week after week.
The kids who attend RHK need strong male role models to mentor and encourage them. The men who volunteer with us are the best, but they are few. We need more men like Rob to step into the gap.
According to Rob, “If you are looking at volunteering, my advice would be to pray! It takes a lot of patience and understanding to relate to the kids each week, but it’s worth it.”