Dave Wallach

Dave Wallach “Dave has been a vital part of our volunteers for many years. He has served on both our campaign and Turkey Trot committee for many years. His dedication of service to our Y has helped create community involvement. His commitment as a campaign volunteer has helped many children go to camp with the funds he has raised for scholarships. His…

Amanda Stephenson

Amanda Stephenson “In large part due to their volunteer efforts, 2015 was one of the smoothest running Crab Feast events for us to date. With their help and promoting of the event, the staff were able to focus on other responsibilities of the event. That is truly what volunteers do – ease the stress of the staff and make the event…

Rosie Berumen

Rosie Berumen “In large part due to their volunteer efforts, 2015 was one of the smoothest running Crab Feast events for us to date. With their help and promoting of the event, the staff were able to focus on other responsibilities of the event. That is truly what volunteers do – ease the stress of the staff and make the event…

Randy Kline

LEADING the WAY Tanya’s Story: Randy Kline is a father of one our kinder students at Smith. Randy volunteered for our most challenging field trip in Summer 2014- a very lengthy bus ride to and from the San Diego Zoo! Randy was great with our youngest group. HE was so helpful, positive, and upbeat as…

Joelle Vogt

A SPECIAL BOND Joelle Vogt, Smith YMCA Volunteer Alyssa’s Story: The relationship between a stepmom and stepdaughter is very special, and I’ve never met two people who have a stronger bond than Joelle and Skylar. Joelle makes sure she is there for every event and takes a vested interest in Skylar’s life. Joelle volunteers for…

Harika

MAKING YOU SMILE Jade’s Story: Harika has always made an effort to be a part of our program in any way we need! She always comes in with a smile and makes sure to always make all the staff feel appreciated. I know that she has made an impact on many of the kids’ lives.…

Dianne Miley

CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE Diane’s Story: The director and staff at our Y do something rare and wonderful: they make kids really want to do the right thing. At our Y, demonstrating good character is cool, and volunteering is a privilege. My son absorbed these values like a sponge and, in turn, led me to want…

Jasmina Muller

GIVING BACK TO the COMMUNITY Jasmina Muller, nominated by Christy Trujillo! Christy: YMCA’s Parent Advisory Council President. She started a great service learning project where we Stuff Stockings for the Troops.  It started as a site service learning project and now it is a huge YMCA Branch & Association Service learning project.  For years she…

Eduardo Cruz

THE BROTHERHOOD OF SOCCER Jesses’ Story: In the Winter of 2011 Eduardo heard of an indoor soccer place that had just opened and decided to sign up his team. He knew we had a very small amount of teams and asked if he  could volunteer his time because he was a Referee and might know…

Hsu Family

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES Chen Hsu, parent of Michael Hsu, a member of the New Horizons YMCA program for adults with developmental disabilities, should be nominated, because of her courage and dedication to volunteer for our program. Chen Hsu, helped to start volunteer opportunities in New Horizons when she asked if there were any opportunities for her…