Our Fall 40 Hour Advocate training has come to an end! We received over 150 volunteer applications and held about 10 group interviews before the training began! Our collaborative training with the Riley Center welcomed over 30 trainees who will go on to volunteer at either W.O.M.A.N., Inc or Riley Center.
Thanks to our community partners, we had over eight different agencies participate in the training through either presenting or attending. I especially appreciate this group for dedicating several Saturdays and sticking it out through the late night evening sessions. One of the training days fell on Halloween, which was a fun opportunity to dress up! Attendees were pretty creative with their costumes which included a Jabbawockee, a cat, black widow baby, Beetlejuice, Ashley Spinelli from Reeces, Diana Ross, Mrs Mia Wallace, and Liz Lemon. Presenters also joined in on the festivities which included a witch, golden tooth fairy and of course their facilitators Minnie Mouse and Rosie the Riveter. This was a great group and I’m so happy I got the chance to meet everyone! They kept the conversations and questions going during each training day. I’m very excited for our new group to begin volunteering at our agency!
Congratulations to our newest advocates! Alice G, Carolina, Alice Y. Rosa, Ignacia, Jen, Miriam, Eileen, Ana, Leila, Jae, Bekah, Astrea and Juliette-Marie!
– Alicia Padillapaz, Education & Outreach Manager