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  Thank you to all of our Volunteers!

 

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. 

~Tracy Chapman

 

Our Volunteers are the heart of our organization.

Michelle’s Place would not be where it is today without a dedicated, energetic and caring volunteer base. Want to learn more about the people who volunteer at Michelle's Place?  Click here to meet some of these wonderful people.

 

 

 

Volunteer PhotoThere are always opportunities for new volunteers to join us in our mission to help women and their families as they face this overwhelming challenge in their lives. We regularly schedule Volunteer Orientation Meetings where you can visit Michelle's Place and learn about the different areas where you can help. We train our volunteers based on their area of support.

Our needs range from in-office (greeting clients, administrative and clerical tasks) to event committees and health fairs to distributing information about Michelle's Place out in the community.

Judee Smith, Volunteer CoordinatorWe believe everyone has strengths and skills that can benefit others. Would you like to volunteer your time, strengths and skills to support Michelle’s Place?
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Judee Smith at  Judee@michellesplace.org.

Volunteering is rewarding and a great way to give back to your community.  Many of our volunteers are breast cancer survivors who share their personal breast cancer experience with the women who come to Michelle's Place for support.  Here is what some Michelle's Place volunteers have to say:

"I joined Michelle's Place six and half years ago after reading an article about a young woman who paid the ultimate price because of the lack of knowledge in the medical field regarding breast cancer in the very young.  As a member of the Advisory Board and Public Relations Committee, I do public speaking and attend health fairs as well as distribute brochures to medical offices, clinics and various businesses to inform people of Michelle's Place services. I wanted to be part of an information gathering team teaching and educating the community about early detection for young women.  30 years of volunteer work could not have prepared me for the dedication, compassion and family atmosphere that Michelle's Place brings to our community." - Linda Hicks

"I have volunteered at Michelle's Place for five years and love helping in the office.  It has been wondering being part of the support of those needing the services we offer.  In April 2007, I, myself, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had need of the support.  Today, I am a 2-year survivor, and still volunteer at Michelle's Place.  So thankful for their support and being able to continue helping other survivors." - Ginger Koontz

"My experience with Michelle's Place began because I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and saw the Wellness Program available and this sounded fun.  After meeting such wonderful people and learning all that they do, all I wanted was to be a part of everything.  I got to speak at the Spring Fling and share how my husband's death 11 months prior to my diagnosis was the hardest thing I ever had to go through.  Breast cancer and Michelle's Place saved me by giving me so much hope that I really think I'm going to survive all that life has dealt me.  The more time I spend there the more worthwhile my life becomes that I may share with others.  Love You All." - Laura Lawrence

The Temecula Valley Mens Club does so much to help Michelle's Place.  They volunteer and work hard to help our clients with home maintenance and repair tasks that the women are not able to complete while undergoing treatment.  Thank you, Temecula Valley Mens Club!


 

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