Volunteer Spotlight: Sasha Chavez
For this month’s Volunteer Spotlight, we would like to introduce you to our AmeriCorps V.I.P. (Volunteer Infrastructure Program) Fellow, Sasha Chavez. This mutually beneficial partnership allows Sasha to work hand in hand with the Children’s Foundation of America (CFA) to develop and expand the quality of the volunteer opportunities to address the unmet needs of our local community. Sasha has been a wonderful asset to our team. She creates content for our social media, assists with our community outreach and has even helped by coordinating a fundraiser.
Sasha lives near our headquarters in Claremont and studies public relations and marketing at the University of La Verne. When she isn’t volunteering with CFA, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family.
How did you first get involved with CFA?
I got involved with CFA a couple months ago while I was searching for an internship on the ULV career portal. I came across CFA’s communications intern listing and decided to apply.
What has surprised you most about working with CFA?
Everyone is so supportive of each other and I believe that really helps to push the mission of CFA forward.
How did it make you feel to be part of organizing a CFA fundraiser?
This past Tuesday we had a fundraiser at Pizza N Such in Claremont. It felt really great to be surrounded by people who want to give to a good cause. The energy in the room was so uplifting.
What do you wish other people knew about CFA?
I wish they knew that even a small effort goes a long way. Something as small as writing a birthday card for a child or volunteering in any capacity does so much.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting involved?
I would encourage them to do it. It feels great to see how much of a difference you can make.
How would someone describe you?
I would hope that I would be described as smart, helpful and kind.
All of us at the Children’s Foundation of America would agree with that description. Our team is truly grateful to work with such amazing volunteers and to have the opportunity to partner with AmeriCorps. To volunteer at the Children’s Foundation of America, call 1-800-KIDS-730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Henry, Community Outreach Associate
Aaron’s role is keeping the day-to-day functions of the Foundation office running efficiently by answering phone calls and emails, taking in and recording donations, coordinating volunteer activities and assisting with outreach and events. Aaron is a musician and an art enthusiast. On weekends, Aaron instructs music at the Claremont Community School of Music and assists at the nonprofit’s office.
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