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Blue Crew Volunteer Close-up: Marshell Vicks

By November 15, 2016October 12th, 2021Community Volunteerism
Read on to learn more about Blue Crew Volunteer Marshell Vicks.

Blue Crew volunteer Marshell is pictured above holding her Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Service Award.

Meet Blue Crew Volunteer Marshell Vicks

Marshell Vicks, Lead Analyst
Years at Independence Blue Cross: 28

How did you become a Blue Crew volunteer?

I have been volunteering with the Blue Crew for the past ten years.

What organizations and/or service projects do you support with the Blue Crew?

How do you think the Blue Crew impacts the corporate culture at Independence?

I think Blue Crew has a positive impact throughout the company. Blue Crew brings people together. People get to meet new associates and make lifelong friendships. I also believe the impact is contagious. Once you volunteer for the first time and see how much fun we have and how helping someone gives you a feeling of joy, you keep coming back for more.

What motivates you to donate so many volunteer hours?

I love giving back to others. There are so many people and organizations that need help. It gives me a sense of importance and pride knowing I helped someone or some group to reach their goals.

Is there a particular volunteer project or achievement you are most proud of?

The most fulfilling project is the Philly Reads program, and my proudest achievement is being recognized for helping others.

When you aren’t at work or volunteering, how do you like to spend your free time?

I enjoy family! My daughters and I spend a lot of quality time together. We enjoy traveling, visiting the mall, going out to eat, or just sitting around the house watching movies.

Our Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Corporate Volunteer Program — the Blue Crew — celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016. Collectively, our Blue Crew volunteers donated more than 7,900 community service hours in 2015. In this series, we’re profiling our Blue Crew volunteers with the most individual service hours. Know an organization or a local event that could use some enthusiastic volunteers? Contact the Blue Crew.

Learn more about the Blue Crew


Mary Eileen O'Connor

My personal philosophy about health and well-being is to have simple goals and stick to them — whether it’s drinking more water, working in a few extra steps each day, or just making time to unplug. When I’m not busy writing creative content for a variety of audiences, my favorite ways to unwind include enjoying local arts and culture, reading a good book, and watching TV cooking shows.