At Rose Brooks Center, we absolutely love our volunteers. Back in April our Director of Volunteers, Joan Dougherty, wrote to volunteers to not only update them about the ways COVID had impacted our lives, but to remind them of their incredible value. Below are her thoughtful words.
Dear Volunteers and Friends,
As I think about what we as a city, a community, and a world are going through at this time, my heart turns to all of you.
My heart hopes that you and yours are all safe, healthy and doing kind things for yourselves in what is being called uncertain times. We do have a lot of uncertainty right now for sure, such as, “Will this pandemic ever end,” and “When will I be able to go back to work or find a job,” or “Will we fit into our normal clothes when it’s time?”
So with all of this uncertainty, I always go to what I know is certain. Here is my certainty:
- Volunteers established Rose Brooks Center.
- Volunteers are the lifeline of Rose Brooks Center.
- Volunteers are appreciated and needed at Rose Brooks Center.
- Volunteers are helping us save lives even now, just differently.
- Volunteers will return to Rose Brooks Center when this is over.
- Volunteers will be needed more than ever.
- Volunteers are loved.
You have heard said over and over during this time that we are in this together. We at Rose Brooks Center know that is true. Being together is the only way we can end the cycle of domestic violence in our community and volunteers help make that happen.
Thank you for your unending support of our families and of our mission. We look forward to the day when we get to see your faces at Rose Brooks Center once again.
Director of Volunteers and Community Support
Program Update: During COVID, volunteers are getting creative and making masks, hosting donation drives (based on urgent needs), and organizing fundraisers. Visit our volunteer website below to inquire about current volunteer needs.