Greetings Volunteers and Partners,
This has been an incredibly busy season for all of us, and I am so thankful to have you as partners in our mission to Care for Kids Entering Foster Care. We could not do this work without you!!
The Office Moms & Dads board has decided to give our volunteers a break during the month of July. We will not be processing requests for childcare or hosting New Volunteer Trainings during the month of July, but I promise we will be back in service on August 1st!
A few lines of reasoning went into this decision:
1) As for the timing, historically, July is a low intake month. We realize that there are always exceptions to this rule, but finger crossed it WILL be a slow month for our social workers!
2) We tend to have a hard time filling requests during the summer because volunteers understandably have plans enjoying the holiday with family and friends.
3) Our Volunteer Coordinators work very hard to process requests 5 or more days out of every week. We want to respect their commitment and give them a break too!
With your support, this short sabbatical will go smoothly, and OMD will be able to continue what we’re so passionate about doing: supporting social workers and easing transitions for kids in care. We want everyone to understand that we’re not going away, but just taking a little break.
That being said, I will still be working 🙂
During the break for our Volunteer Coordinators and Volunteers, the Leadership Team and Board will be working behind the scenes to bring you a sustainable Office Moms & Dads that will carry the mission well into the future.
So for now, get lost in your reverie, get lost in the sunshine that is so elusive in the Northwest, and have a delightful and safe summer! We will see you in August!
Sarah Desjarlais, Executive Director