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Community Ready with YWCA Ready to Work program

April is volunteer appreciation month, and we’d like to highlight a special partnership.

The YWCA Ready to Work program places volunteers with nonprofits to gain valuable skills for their professional growth. These women receive job experience that empowers them to thrive in the career of their choosing, while Bloodworks benefits from their time, drive, and perspective.

In the past three years, we’ve had five YWCA Volunteers support various departments at our Seattle headquarters and throughout our organization, including Donor Services, Fundraising, and Facilities.

One of these volunteers has even joined Bloodworks as a valued member of our full-time staff!

As a team, they’ve served 1,268.5 hours, saving nearly $20,000 in overhead, allowing us to tackle new challenges, and helping us stay Community Ready.

Sarah’s Story of Service

YWCA volunteer Sarah (woman wearing cat-eye glasses sitting at a computer)

Sarah volunteered 20 hours a week from July 2020 to February 2021 and played many roles during her time with Bloodworks! She supported front desk operations at our Central Seattle headquarters, greeting donors, signing off packages, and managing mailing services. She also aided Bloodworks’ fundraising team by sorting and revising spreadsheets.

“If there’s one thing that has been well known of Sarah, it is that she truly has been a valuable volunteer team member being adaptable to changes and willing to support projects wherever needed,” said Jackie Ng, Volunteer Partnerships Liaison.

She’s now moved on to another opportunity, but we’re so grateful to Sarah for her time, commitment, and positive energy.

Did you know that Bloodworks has a variety of volunteer roles, from canteen service to administrative assistance to board leadership? Learn more on our website.

April 6, 2021 10:01AM

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