by Twyla Turner, Manager of Operations (Special Events & Learning Programs) at YWCA Greater Cleveland
We are looking for 15-25 reliable, talented, and welcoming volunteers to assist with a powerful breakfast event we call The Circle on September 14, 2016.
Here is why I think you will want to volunteer and be a part of The Circle.
By volunteering with The Circle, you can support YWCA Greater Cleveland‘s Nurturing Independence and Aspirations (NIA) program, a trauma-informed system of care focused on helping young adults on the path to self-sufficiency. NIA supports young adults with housing, education, employment, health, permanence, and social engagement.
YWCA’s Independence Place is a 23-unit permanent supportive housing project for formerly homeless youth ages 18-24, many of whom came from the foster care system. All tenants have been homeless and now have access to the NIA program’s supportive services.
We are fortunate to have a compelling keynote speaker: Ilah Adkins, a Cleveland lawyer, activist, YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence, and former foster care youth. In addition to Ms.Adkins, women who have been empowered by NIA and Independence Place will also be sharing their stories.
If that’s not enough to get you interested in volunteering, here are 5 more reasons why you should consider volunteering:
- Understanding: the desire to learn new things and acquire knowledge.
- Esteem enhancement: feeling better about yourself and finding greater stability in life.
- Personal development: acquiring new skills, testing your capabilities, and stretching yourself.
- Sense of community: making the world, or your piece of it, better.
- Humanitarian values: serving and helping others, often with a strong religious component.
Please say yes and join The Circle as a volunteer. If you are interested in joining The Circle as a volunteer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 1, 2016. This will be an unforgettable breakfast; can we count on you to be in The Circle as a Volunteer?