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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Katherine Johnson

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10425042_10100384486148874_3380100569812743568_nWhat do you do in your volunteer role at the WCA?  

I volunteer as one of the chairs (working alongside two other amazing volunteers) of the Ambassador Program.  My role is more formally known as the Ambassador Trainer.

How long have you been a volunteer?

Just over 3 years

What do you find most rewarding about your work at the WCA?

I am committed to the mission, and I respect the WCA and its passionate, intelligent staff for all they do for the mission.  The WCA is one of the most well operated, impactful nonprofits in our community.  You can actually see the change the WCA’s work has on survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  These survivors usually don’t have a voice or any support, and I am compelled to help them in any way I can.  Now here’s the selfish part of my answer: when I left the WCA three years ago as an employee, I could not walk away all together.  The mission had become a part of me.  Also, I didn’t want to cut ties with the staff and volunteers, who are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met.

How have you changed or grown as a person through your work here?

Absolutely!  The hours spent as a monthly Ambassador 101  facilitator is time I look forward to and walk away from feeling renewed and hopeful.  Seeing how many individuals are ready to support the WCA’s mission by becoming Ambassadors and messengers in our community is truly inspiring.  Everyone has a different reason for being in the room during those trainings, and I love hearing the stories.  The WCA’s work is vital, and being a part of it reminds me of how little my existence matters if I’m not trying to help others who have not been as blessed as I have in my life.  Volunteering at the WCA always makes me want to do more, whatever that may be.

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SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 05

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WCA Mission Tour

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Oct 10

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WCA Mission Tour

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Oct 12

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Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 14

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WCA Mission Tour

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Oct 20

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WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 28

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Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 How: Register here for either a 12noon or 7 p.m. virtual viewing time As the WCA celebrates 113 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date for Healing Begins with […]

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