Center VolunteersVolunteer Advocates are the lifeblood of the Center. Donating an average of 276 hours a month supporting the 24-Hour Support Line and other activities, the Center relies heavily on volunteers to carry out its mission. We are honored that they have chosen this organization to make a difference in their communities. Get InvolvedContact Us
Meet the Volunteer Advocate Team
Violeta enjoys helping people and shared that she got involved with the Center because she wanted to support her community. She has been interested in being involved for some time now, and like most folks, so many other things created obstacles. But she didn’t give up and made it her priority to go through the training. When asked what she wanted to share with folks who might be thinking about volunteering with the Center she gave us a compliment by saying…”just sign up. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive!” She admits it can be a little scary to start and that she’s nervous, but she’s truly looking forward to the experience of helping others. Congratulations Violeta, we are so happy that you are a part of our team!
Caitlyn, who proudly served in the US Air Force, comes to us from Massachusetts. Caitlyn’s warm spirit and penchant for helping others led her to the Center. With a law enforcement background, she knows the value of advocacy efforts. She shares with us that she was attracted to the Center because of the “positive light” the Center held in the community. When we ask her why she is involved her answer is powerful, “I stay motivated to be involved because we do not live in a perfect world. …. There are people who still need to heal and overcome the trauma they never deserved to go through. This type of issue is something that needs more attention and help”. When asked what her message would be to those thinking about getting involved, she answers, “Anything is worth trying once. Just imagine the reward of helping someone through such a traumatic event in their life and walking away knowing you helped someone make a beneficial impact”.
Sierra is currently serving in the Air Force and is also a CASA with Santa Barbara County. Not one to shy away from hard work, Sierra’s passion to help the most vulnerable is evident. When asked what attracted her to the Center, her thoughtful response was “being able to support victims in their most life altering time made me want to be involved”. Sierra also shares that she stays involved in work such as this because she is motivated by being able to help those who need a voice. She recognizes that the work is hard but is moved by her passion to help others. When asked what she would say to someone thinking about being a volunteer with the Center she replied, “even if you can’t hold the phone or if you’re intimidated – there’s other ways you can be involved”. Sierra is a driven young woman destined to leave a mark on this world. She selflessly gives of her time as a CASA, she is dedicated to her country as an Airman, and now, she has taken on the role of Advocate, being there for others in their time of crisis.
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