What do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?
I have the pleasure of working with Susan Kelley, Development Director and Emily Fascilla, Donor Support Specialist.
I set up the club room for the IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK tours. I provide a variety of administrative assistance including event material preparation, monthly pledge statement preparation, database maintenance and filing.
I also have the honor of working with Lisa Uhlmann, Corporate Pillar Manager. I provide administrative assistance to Lisa.
My schedule varies, but I usually work 4 hours twice a week.
How long have you been a volunteer?
I’ve been a volunteer with WCA for almost a year now. I started last December (2013), helping with the Christmas project. Just a note, way back in the late 1970’s, early 1980’s, I volunteered for the YWCA when it was in this building before it became the WCA. That’s telling you something about my age!
What do you find most rewarding about your work at the WCA?
To be part of this organization and all that it offers to the community is tremendously rewarding. The dedication, professionalism and the proactive approach of the WCA staff is beyond compare. I am proud to associate myself with the WCA. In recently visiting with a staff member about the abundance of workload, I asked if there was ever a possibility of bringing on additional staff. The response was…”if there was every extra funding, I would rather have another counselor brought on board to help our many clients, than a support type position.” That right there tells the story of the dedication I observe here at the WCA.
I am also impressed and touched by the community support; whether it is from one individual bringing in small donation, the small organizations sponsoring events to benefit the WCA and it clients, the large corporate sponsors, or the many volunteers.
How have you changed or grown as a person through your work here?
I’ve learned and become much more sensitive about the many needs of the community in this arena. I can see the need and importance of continued awareness, outreach, and support.