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Volunteer Spotlight


Community Spotlight: Newly Trained Volunteers Provide Client Support

Volunteers who generously give their time, energy, and skills in wide-ranging ways are truly at the heart of La Casa’s work, helping to ensure and sustain our free, confidential services 24/7/365.  La Casa welcomes the 16 newest volunteer graduates of our Domestic Violence Counselor training.  This dynamic group finished the month-long program on February 23rd…

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Volunteer Spotlight

Neville Jos, a Chief Technology Officer at a local boutique investment firm, recently completed La Casa’s domestic violence advocate training sessions. How long have you been volunteering at La Casa de las Madres and what do you do? I have been volunteering at La Casa for about two months. I mainly help out the children…

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Community Spotlight: Volunteer Katrina Mautner

…domestic violence is often a silent issue, and we should all be more concerned with starting conversations about it and lifting that silence so we can help people recover and move forward.” Volunteers who give their time, energy, and skills in wide-ranging ways are truly at the heart of La Casa’s work, helping to ensure…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Burgos & Margarita Mazaracki

La Casa is humbled by the dedication and amazing work of its volunteers.  This spring and in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re proud to share the voices of—and express our gratitude to—two stellar women who illustrate the many ways volunteering is essential to La Casa’s mission. Jessica has been an incredible and reliable administrative…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Johnny Bueno

When Johnny Bueno reached out to La Casa three years ago, he shared a deep commitment to our mission and the desire to be involved.  As a child in Southern California, Johnny had seen his mom experience significant abuse.  Now, Johnny felt compelled to take action, to lend support through the small business he had…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah McKnight

In 2008, Deborah McKnight made a major life change.  After over 30 years in special education, she stepped down as executive director of a large special education system, seeking greater synchronicity between work and life and greater connectivity to her mission to create equitable systems for marginalized students.  Her career—rooted in working directly with children—had…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Girls’ Club

United by friendship, professional ties, and a commitment to women’s empowerment, the Girls’ Club—comprised of nine young professional women—works behind the scenes at La Casa’s Emergency Shelter to support smooth day-to-day functioning.  Each month, the group spends an evening working to overhaul the program’s basement and cleaning and beautifying the home’s communal spaces.  Together they…

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Volunteers Tabling for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Community Spotlight: Volunteer Impact

Volunteers who give their time, energy, and skills in wide-ranging ways are truly at the heart of La Casa’s work, helping to ensure and sustain our free, confidential services 24/7/365.  In FY 2011-2012, volunteers gave more than 5,186 hours and countless intangible gifts helping in varied aspects of our work and all in support of…

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Community Spotlight: Volunteer Groups Make an Impact

When people think about volunteers helping to make the kind of work we do possible, often it’s the individual volunteers who come to mind.  You may have read about some of our tireless supporters, like Dwight Been, Betty Creary, Paola Souto and Sister Helen Garvey – recently featured in La Casa’s biannual newsletters.  As we…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dwight Been

For each of the past 15 years, Dwight Been’s contributions as a volunteer have enabled La Casa to connect with our community of supporters—sending cheer and thanks—during the holiday season.  Through his gifts of time, care, and graphic design expertise, Dwight transforms the drawing of a child living in our shelter program into La Casa’s…

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