Volunteers of the Year 2017
5 July 2017 | 10:36 am
Volunteers play a vital role in providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We are pleased to announce our Volunteers of the Year: Angela Waetje and Libby McCormick! Angela and Libby have gone above and beyond this last year in their service by assisting shelter residents, helping with fundraising events, CARDV’s video, administrative tasks, and much more. They were honored at CARDV’s annual appreciation celebration. We would like to thank ALL our volunteers for the many hours they generously give to helping survivors.
From Libby McCormick:
Volunteering with CARDV is such an incredible opportunity for me. Whether it's helping out in shelter with a child so a mom can have some time for herself, or encouraging survivors during their time here. Or working on the breakfast committee, I really enjoy working with amazing people, to organize such an important fundraising event. It's humbling to volunteer with others, knowing I'm helping someone to be safe, and provide what we can for their family in a time of need.
—Libby supports CARDV in many capacities, such as being a fabulous advocate volunteer in CARDV shelters, representing CARDV at events in the community, and helping with events and fundraising. In shelter, she stands out to staff and residents for her compassion and her love of children. She always has an upbeat attitude and willingly jumps in to help wherever needed. Thank you Libby for all that you do!
From Angela Waitje:
I have truly enjoyed my experience volunteering with CARDV. I have always felt that the work CARDV does is so important within the community, and am thankful to be able to assist the advocates and help CARDV continue to grow and educate the community on such challenging topics. I have become aware of how large of impact we can really have in our community, and I am excited to know that CARDV is able to assist so many survivors through such a difficult time of transition. Thanks CARDV!
—Staff have relied on Angela for her strong administrative skills and her consistent presence at the Advocacy Center as a reception volunteer. She is always proactive in seeking out ways to support staff, and creates a warm and welcoming environment for anyone walking through the Advocacy Center doors. She also played a star role in the CARDV video, helping showcase the important work Advocates do everyday to help survivors find safety and self-sufficiency. Thank you Angela!
A huge thank you to the businesses and individuals that contributed to our Volunteer Appreciation Event: Arauco, Barker-Uerlings Insurance, Corvallis Knights, True Value of Philomath, Corvallis Brewing Supply and anonymous businesses.