A Year of Service: We’ll Miss You, Sarah!

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  For the past year, Sarah Bartlett, an AmeriCorps VISTA member, has been on our team as our Community Engagement Coordinator. From events to special projects, Sarah could be found in the thick… Continue reading

Sort, Steam, Scrub: Starbucks WDN Gets to Work!

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  Volunteers from the Seattle chapter of the Starbucks Women’s Development Network joined YWCA staff at our downtown Seattle HQ to sort, steam, and organize donations in Clothing Services, and scrub-down the kitchens… Continue reading

Happy Solstice! Girl Scout Troop 41555 Puts on Summer Carnival

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 Petting zoos. Karaoke booths. Katy Perry in person. The Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 41555 from Sammamish, WA., were no strangers to thinking BIG. Volunteering throughout the school year at the YWCA Family Village Issaquah,… Continue reading

An AmeriCorps Farewell: Thank You, Nan!

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For the past year, Volunteer Services has been lucky to have AmeriCorps member Nan Mukungu supporting on our team!  After ten months of living out the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done”, Nan is wrapping up… Continue reading

Volunteer Spotlight: Gen-Rising’s Synthia Melton

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Gen-Rising is the YWCA’s signature  professional development network for women under 40, and it is also home to some of our most accomplished and dedicated volunteers!  Gen-Rising Committee member and new YWCA Board member Synthia… Continue reading

YWCA GirlsFirst Mentors are changing the future–and themselves

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The YWCA GirlsFirst mentoring program is home to some of our organization’s most dedicated volunteers.  We recently sat down with mentor Esperanza Borboa and mentee Luz Victoriano, a tenth grader at Evergreen High… Continue reading

Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: Dress for Success Personal Dressers

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Here at Dress for Success Seattle, we have a group of amazing and committed volunteers! There are eleven personal dressers who come in each week to meet one-on-one with our clients. Their job… Continue reading

Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: Angie Madrid

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Angie Madrid, an amazingly dedicated YWCA Seneca volunteer, was featured in our blog last January.  Since then, Angie has continued to contribute immensely to our work, and we want to recognize her once again… Continue reading

Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: Penny Amsler

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Penny has been a longtime volunteer at YWCA Family Village Redmond child care. For as long as anyone here can remember, every Wednesday she has been in all three of our classrooms, providing… Continue reading

Volunteer Appreciation Week Spotlight: Jakki Parks

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The YWCA is celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week by honoring some of our most dedicated community allies on our blog!  Jakki Parks is one such volunteer, and we’d like to thank her for… Continue reading