Last year, more than 900 volunteers helped Volunteers of America Oregon's dedicated employees to serve over 17,000 people in the Portland metro area. Here is the story of just one of the hundreds of individuals who give of their time, talents, and effort to help us make a difference in the lives of so many:
Yvonne has fully embraced the diversity of perspective and opportunity that volunteering with VOA can offer, honing her interests as both Restraining Order Advocate with Home Free and Residential Counselor with our Men's Residential Center.
"If you get down on what you can't change, there's no hope," Yvonne shares. "But when you get a win, you realize anything is possible."
Read about how volunteering has led Yvonne from criminal justice to social work, and a commitment to creating safe spaces that honor each individual's journey.
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