PHOENIX — An Arizona Humane Society volunteer who has logged nearly 30,000 hours was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the nonprofit.

Gloria Bartelt of Ahwatukee was presented with the Lifetime Achievement President's Volunteer Service Award during a luncheon in October.

Bartelt over the past 23 years has done almost everything at AHS, ranging from adoption help to dog walking to events.

"I gave up the corporate life and dedicated eight to 10 hours every day to volunteering at AHS for several years," Bartelt said in a press release. "I may not have been paid but in my heart I was rich and fulfilled."

Bartelt received a lifetime achievement token, a padfolio with a certificate and a sealed letter of thanks.

The items were signed by President Joe Biden.

Those eligible to receive the award have to be a U.S. citizen, nominated by a nonprofit, at least 4,000 volunteer hours and have their nomination accepted by AmeriCorps.

"AHS is so grateful for all of our amazing volunteers, like Gloria, who continue to show up each day and shower our pets with the love and care they so deserve," AHS President and CEO, Steven Hansen, who presented Bartelt with the award, said in the release.

"Gloria's dedication to matching adoptable pets with Valley pet lovers has resulted in thousands of happy families over the years and this incredible honor is very well deserved."