"Helping people less fortunate than myself enriches my life. In the past, I have done this as a social activist and as a lawyer. Recently, as an elementary school teacher, I was privileged to get to know the children of families that have moved here from other countries, often fleeing dire economic and political circumstances. Scared, confused and struggling to make ends meet, many of these families come to this country to find a better life for their children. By entrusting me with their children’s education and care, I learned about their hopes and dreams. As a result, I look for ways to help these families survive and succeed. UCM provides a lifeline and so much more to many of these families and others in similar circumstances. This is one of the reasons I volunteer to support and enhance the work of UCM." - Volunteer with UCM's children's programs (name withheld)
Read our 2015 Heart of The Community Report (pdf).
From Pedro, a Volunteer Basic Need s Counselor:
"My volunteer work at UCM is an opportunity to make one-on-one human connections, and to provide people in need with guidance and resources, which can help them and all their family to grow stronger, for improved financial and emotional well-being."
Index of Stories:
Hilton Old Town Lives Their Values at UCM
UCM Heritage Circle: Krizek and Shute Families
Heglands Named Family Volunteers of 2016 by Volunteer Fairfax
UCM 2016 Volunteer Fairfax Nominations: Meet Joe Conti
UCM 2016 Volunteer Fairfax Nominations: Meet Diane Tollefson
Teen Volunteer Troy at Sacramento Center
Why I Volunteer at UCM: It Enriches my Llife
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