For the past two years, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has been lucky enough to call Amelie Booska a volunteer for our agency. Recently, she received an extraordinary opportunity to become a fellow for a microfinance nonprofit and though we are incredibly happy for her, this sadly means that our agency had to say goodbye to seeing her around the office on a regular basis.
Amelie joined our agency in April 2012 as a volunteer for the Domestic Violence Information & Referral Center Project (DVIRC) . During her time as a volunteer, Amelie helped create a training video that fellow domestic violence service provider agencies can utilize to become familiar with the DVIRC, trained other volunteers and created a Volunteer Guide for other DVIRC system volunteers to access. As the DVIRC expanded across the state of California, our agency needed additional help to ensure that our Domestic Violence Information and Referral Center (DVIRC) was well-maintained and running smoothly for all domestic violence advocates who accessed the system. In April 2013, Amelie was brought onboard as the DVIRC Program Assistant. In this position she helped ensure that our network of agencies remained connected and updated on the progress of the DVIRC project by creating bi-monthly newsletters to all of our partner agencies. Amelie provided the very much needed technical support to our partner agencies. In addition to her work with the DVIRC, Amelie joined the social media volunteer committee and development committee to help outreach to the community about the services provided to survivors of domestic violence. Amelie was one of the most dedicated volunteers our agency has ever had and she will truly be missed. We wish her the best of luck with her new fellowship and reminder to not be a stranger to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Besides, as she knows no one really ever leaves W.O.M.A.N., Inc.