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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sue

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Sue Ellis

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.

EVENTS

Jul 11

2022

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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Jul 28

2022

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 02

2022

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 12

2022

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 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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