Volunteer Spotlight: Gloria Guix
4th of February 2022
Introducing February’s Volunteer Spotlight, Gloria Guix. Gloria came to Children’s Foundation of America (CFA) originally as an intern and, in 2020, she accumulated 100 hours of service to our cause. During her time with CFA she has helped in campaign’s like Trinity Classic Golf Tournament, Back-to-School Drive, Birthday in a Bag, Holiday Heroes, served on our Golf & Gala Committee and has hosted Cards for Kids events for her friends and family. She has won an award for most volunteer hours served in 2020 and was also featured in the 2021 Virtual Awards Gala. Gloria has helped push CFA’s mission forward by conducting research, outreach, donating school supplies and toys and participating in our volunteer events. Get to know Gloria with our Q&A:
Where did you go to school?
I went to Chaffey College and transferred to California State San Bernardino University (CSUSB). I recently just graduated.
What are your future goals?
I wish to help people in need. Either help children or families who need resources. My goal is to find a full-time job where I can help others.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I love to read books, paint, or bake. I love to read novels; my favorite author is Colleen Hoover and I recently just got into baking. I like to try new things!
How long have you been volunteering with CFA?
I have been volunteering with CFA for a little over a year.
What inspires you to volunteer?
I do enjoy volunteering; it allows me to do what I love. I enjoy helping others who need extra help. CFA has allowed me to help foster youth who need school supplies, birthday gifts, scholarships, etc.
What other causes do you support with your time?
I used to volunteer at a church, but I have not been doing a lot of volunteer work due to the pandemic and having to work full time at my current job. I would like to volunteer for other organizations that help children and families. In addition, I am interested in volunteering for organizations who provide help to domestic violence victims.
How did you hear about the Children’s Foundation of America?
I heard about Children’s foundation of America through CSUSB. In fall 2020 I had to do an internship and my school recommended CFA. That is how I found Children’s Foundation of America.
What are your favorite campaigns?
My favorite campaigns are the Back-to-School Drive, Birthday in a Bag, and Trinity Classic Golf Tournament.
Do you have a favorite memory volunteering with CFA?
One of my favorite memories is how I was able to get some family members to make birthday/holiday cards and donate Christmas gifts. In addition, I have enjoyed helping prepare school backpacks, birthday gifts and the swag bags for the golf tournament.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
A fun fact about me is I changed my major in college from Animal Science to Sociology because I decided I wanted to help people in need. Another fun fact me is that I have two degrees: an associate’s degree in Social and Behavior Science and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Anything you want to let the reader know about Children’s Foundation of America?
Children’s Foundation of America is a great nonprofit organization. I have enjoyed my time volunteering with them. In addition, I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of their mission. I would recommend others to volunteer for CFA!
If you are interested in volunteering, call 909-426-0773 ext. 236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Briana Calderon, Volunteer Coordinator
Briana leads our volunteer program through various campaigns and volunteer activities year round. Briana describes her responsibility as helping to create a space for everyone to come volunteer and find community in serving a greater purpose than our own. Briana graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a focus on public relations at California State University San Bernardino. During her time at CSUSB, she was a student recruiter and tour guide. Having enjoyed her experience working with students and public speaking, working with volunteers seemed like a natural step. Briana has helped advance our volunteer systems with technology and provided virtual volunteer opportunities when possible. In addition to her position at CFA, Briana also serves on the Diversity, Inclusion, Value, Equity (DIVE) team.