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Volunteer Appreciation Month

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volunteer appreciation month 1 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It is also a very special month for the volunteer team here at the WCA, as it is also Volunteer Appreciation Month. This year’s theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is “embrace your voice”. For staff and volunteers at the WCA, embracing our voices means speaking out against rape culture and violent behaviors, ending victim blaming, and supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

WCA volunteers embrace their voice every time they assist us with an event, project or in our facilities. They are vital to the work that we do to support survivors. Volunteers help us prepare for events, provide outreach, complete administrative tasks, sort donations in our thrift store and countless other tasks that are important to our day to day operations., Volunteers also serve as lifelines to survivors in the community by using their passion to tell others about us and our services.

volunteer appreciation month 2When we asked some of our core volunteers what embracing their voice meant to them, this is what we heard:

I may not have been able to help my own sister, but I am helping my other “sisters” in this life. – Bonnie C., administration and thrift store volunteer

Put your best foot forward with a smile on your face. –Kathy G., administration volunteer

 My voice is my heart and passion for speaking out in support of the WCA, encouraging victims to become survivors and advocates, and to raise community awareness in the battle against domestic violence and rape.  I found my voice through the WCA.  I will be silenced in fear no more! –Cindy M., crisis center volunteer

From the volunteer team and the entire WCA staff, thank you so much for embracing your voice and putting that voice to action. You are our greatest champions, strongest advocates, and the foundation of our organization. We appreciate you not only in the month of April, but the work you do all year long is what truly keeps us going!

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Oct 01


Sue B Stroll and 5K October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k  and  3k  Urban  stroll  for  Every-Body Continuing to honor the memory of Susan “SueB” Newby, the 14th annual SueB 5K Fun Run will kick off on Sunday, October 1st at 12 noon at Julia Davis Park. You can sign up to participate here with 5K registration starting at $25. […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

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Oct 18


Witches Night Out at the Village

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Dec 14


Concert for Cause

Mark you calendars for 2023 Concert for Cause – December 14th Thursday, December 14th 94.9 The River is excited to present headlining artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Michigander and Arlie for their 2023 Concert for Cause benefitting the WCA! Join us at The Knitting Factory Concert House in Bodo for an evening of […]

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