Volunteer Groups Make a Difference at Doorways
When large groups of volunteers come to help out at Doorways for Women and Families, their impact is immediately visible and deeply appreciated. On November 15th, a group of volunteers from Kaiser Permanente rolled up their sleeves and scrubbed the Family Home until it sparkled! The volunteers cleaned kitchen appliances, washed toys, hauled empty boxes to the recycle bin and organized non-perishable items in the storage room. Thank you, Kaiser Permanente, for supporting Doorways and our clients.
On April 13th, volunteers from QED spent 4 hours spreading mulch around the landscaping at the Family Home. These tireless volunteers came prepared for a day of hard work, and rolled up their sleeves to help make the shelter look wonderful for both our clients and the community. Thank you QED for making the Family Home beautiful just in time for spring!
Volunteers’ impact on staff and clients is profound. To all of our Doorways volunteers, thank you!
Volunteers of the Month
June Volunteer of the Month: Laura Rickloff, Shelter Volunteer
Laura began volunteering in April 2012 and has been an asset to the organization over the past year. Laura volunteers regularly at our Safehouse as a coverage volunteer, often working overnights and picking up last minute shifts covering the hotline. Her flexibility and willingness to help out makes it much easier for staff to assist clients and ensure that the shelter is staffed 24/7. Laura is clearly very committed and passionate about helping our clients and we are lucky to have her on the team. Thank you, Laura, for being an amazing volunteer!
May Volunteer of the Month: Fatima Diallo, Shelter and Children’s Program Volunteer
Fatima started volunteering with Doorways in December 2012 and in the past 6 months has proven herself to be a very dedicated volunteer. Fatima volunteers regularly both with the children at our Family Home and as a coverage volunteer at the shelter. Fatima is always ready and willing to help out, often volunteering 4 or more times per month! She brings a wonderful demeanor and professionalism to the shelter and clearly shows that she is passionate about helping our clients. Thank you, Fatima, for your commitment to Doorways and to our clients!
April Volunteer of the Month: Tara Claeys, Storage and Development Volunteer
Tara has been volunteering with Doorways for almost a year and is always willing to use her talents to help out. In addition to helping out in our storage room at the Family Home, Tara also helps our Development team with graphic design projects. Her most recent project was to help design the 35th anniversary logo for Doorways, which turned out beautifully. Thank you Tara, for volunteering your energy and expertise to Doorways!
Dinner with Friends
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteer groups who have provided the meals for our monthly Dinner with Friends program. These dinners allow all of Doorways’ clients to share their experiences, re-connect with past friends and enjoy each other’s company with a delicious meal and educational program. THANK YOU to the following groups:
- April 2013: NADA
- March 2013: NV Juniors
- February 2013: Zonta Club
Thank you and congratulations to our most recent graduates of Doorways volunteer and intern training program! These volunteers have dedicated 40 hours of their time to training so that they can provide services to families living at the Family Home and Safehouse.