Volunteers are absolutely essential to KYC. Through their kindness, talents, and skills, the community members we serve are connected with the resources they need to thrive. From delivering nutritious meals to homebound older adults to gardening to providing expert financial advise, our volunteers build stronger communities. We’re grateful for them all year round, and have invited our staff to share about the impact our volunteers make in honor of National Volunteer Month (April).
Leading KYC’s Mission
“KYC is blessed with a robust group of volunteers, led by our strategic, thoughtful, and dedicated Board of Directors. Their guidance and support helps KYC both respond to the current needs of our community and plan for a brighter future for our clients, staff, and agency. We couldn’t do this work without them!”
- Grace Hong Duffin, KYC’s President & CEO
Delivering Care and Kindness
“I want to give the biggest shout out ever to all of our Home Delivered Meals volunteers. Our program could never be what it is without them. All of our volunteers go the extra mile to make sure the clients receive their meal; even if that means turning back around. I am honored to work alongside them every week and seeing them care about their clients, makes my day 1,000 times better”.
- Jessica Oliva, KYC’s Advocacy & Support Team Lead
Engaging Our Communities
“Our event volunteers are absolutely amazing! Our planning Committees share so much care and kindness to make our events engaging, welcoming, and successful. From months of thoughtful planning to jumping in to run the show on the day-of, our volunteers make our events shine as brightly as they do. I’m so grateful for all they do for KYC!”
- Jessica W., KYC’s Manager of Development & Communications
Creating Welcoming Spaces
“I wanted to thank Finn Duffin for his hard work on moving mulch around. He worked harder than anyone I’ve seen and enjoyed it as well. The Superman of yardwork!”
“A volunteer transformed the courtyard gardens with some bed edging, raking, mulching, and weeding work. After that, it looked so amazing for the rest of the year. A world class community member like this is truly the salt of the earth and makes such a big difference in the client’s appreciation of the space around them.”
Lending Expert Advice to the People We Serve
“Thank you to the incredible work of the Money Management volunteers who work with our Older Adults and Community Living teams. You all go above and beyond, always finding a creative way to solve a problem and helping a client better manage their finances and often saving them hundreds of dollars. You offer to help train new volunteers and educate staff on all the ways Money Management services can help their clients. KYC is so lucky to have you all!”
- Lisa, KYC’s Director of Community Living
Volunteer with KYC
Are you looking for your next meaningful volunteer opportunity? Check out our volunteer opportunities here to see if there is a role that’s right for you.
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