Volunteer Appreciation 2020

(August 11, 2020) – More than 900 individuals and groups directly support our mission by providing a wide range of direct and indirect volunteer service for our resident families. Please join us in honoring our 2020 Volunteers of the Year!

Legacy Volunteer of the Year – Marty Waters with Mental Health Colorado

Marty has been a valued Life Skills Class facilitator at Warren Village since 1993! He runs a solutions-focused support group, which offers a friendly face, a listening ear, and new ways of looking at problems.

United Airlines Alumna of the Year – Mindy Sandoval

Over the past year, Mindy has spent countless hours volunteering on both the Honoring Evening and the Holiday Shop Committees. She also serves as a Warren Village Peer Resource Navigator, assisting alumni in maintaining self-sufficiency after living at Warren Village through acting as a peer advocate to empower, educate, and support.

Kids Club Volunteer of the Year – Laura Moran

Laura consistently finds fun ways to connect with the children attending our after-school enrichment program called Kids’ Club. She does an amazing job of hopping into any activity with a proactive attitude.

Resident Volunteer of the Year – Jessica Oliver

Jessica has been invaluable as a regular volunteer in the Evening Child Care this past year. She is always willing to help and brings a smile wherever she goes.

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Pam Helmick with Spark the Change

Pam has been a pro bono Mental Health Therapist for our residents since 2017. Pam has an amazing ability to form trusting therapeutic relationships, which improves the lives of our families and helps increase their levels of self-sufficiency. Pam is delightful, dedicated, and accommodating.

Youth Volunteer of the Year – Vernisha Sylve

Vernisha has been an incredible volunteer for Evening Child Care, serving more than 20 hours watching children while their parents attend Life Skills Classes in 3 short months. She is our youngest volunteer at 13, and is incredibly kind and patient.

Volunteer Group of the Year – Zachary Ward and Amber Meade from Colorado Reading Partners

Zach and Amber volunteer through Colorado Reading Partners. They help our resident children master basic reading skills and narrow achievement gaps through one-on-one tutoring and a positive, can-do attitude.

First Step Volunteer of the Year – Regis University Service Learning Department

The Regis University Service Learning Department is not only a neighbor to Warren Village First Step, but they have also provided caring and committed volunteers over the years to our First Step programs. Thank you for your continued support.

Interested in volunteering? Please visit WarrenVillage.org/volunteer.


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