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Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer Amy Cable thumbnailAmy Cable - "I always thought that I would not have enough time or energy to volunteer. However, I realized that volunteering is a natural energy fix for me. I always feel exhilarated after I finish a SOHO session."

- Volunteer Director, West End - Space of Her Own (SOHO)
- Volunteer Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Christine Coussens thumbnailChristine Coussens - "I like the fact that Human Services is trying to go beyond meeting the basic needs (food, water, clothing) to meeting the social development needs of the foster kids, and at-risk kids."

- Alexandria's Human Services

Henry Desmarais thumbnailHenry Desmarais - "I also feel a much closer link to the City of Alexandria itself…it's fun to interact with visitors and help them learn a little bit about Alexandria's early history."

- Docent, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
- Docent, Carlyle House Historic Park Museum
- Board Member, Alexandria Historical Society (AHS)

Linda Johnson thumbnailLinda Johnson - "With determination and support, people can overcome addiction and unemployment, creating better lives for themselves and their children."

- Volunteer Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Steve Kimbel - "What would I recommend? Just do it!"

- Docent volunteer, Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

James Lightfoot thumbnailJames Lightfoot - "I get to help rebuild lives through teaching, mentoring and being a friend to those who are incarcerated."

- Chairman, St. Joseph Catholic Church - Social Concerns

Volunteer Angela Miller thumbnailAngela Miller - "By volunteering, I now feel like I am actively involved in my own community and am a small part of what makes this City great."

- Representative Payee, Alexandria Community Services Board

Troy Seals thumbnailTroy Seals - "I challenge the adults in the community to become a volunteer. You may be thinking that you do not have enough time, but somewhere between my job, wife, and two kids I was able to find the time."

- Mentor, iMovie Mentor's Program

Danielle Thomas-Pollard thumbnailDanielle Thomas-Pollard - "The best part of volunteering with ACAP is meeting active, involved parents, teens, and community leaders who are concerned about children and their future."

- Editor, Let's Talk Newsletter, Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP)

Nancy Turner - "I liked the library and it was accessible by bus. It just seemed like an ideal organization for me to spend time and activity."

-Volunteer, Beatley Library

Nancy Vangulick thumbnailNancy Van Gulick - "Seek it out – don't wait to hear from someone asking you to volunteer. Pursue the cause and get involved."  

- Chairman, The Fund for Alexandria's Child