My Sisters’ Place Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held Thursday, June 15th at the Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, New York. The luncheon was a way for MSP to thank all of its volunteers for the time, expertise, and resources they have provided to the agency. MSP volunteers have supported our programs as translators, pro bono attorneys, “Sister-in-Laws”, event committee members, fundraisers, board members, and so much more. The work that the volunteers do allows MSP to broaden its impact and improve the quality of our services. We truly would not be the same without them.

 

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Silvia Lederman, Volunteer Coordinator, and Anne O’Grady, Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Project & Clifford Chance Fellow led the program by thanking everyone in attendance and acknowledging the many ways that volunteers contribute to our mission. With the support of MSP’s CEO, Karen Cheeks-Lomax, Silvia and Anne facilitated a conversation among the group about why volunteers come to MSP and why their work is meaningful for each of them and for the agency. By sharing their experiences as volunteers, individuals inspired each other and moved our staff with their passion.

 

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There are approximately 80 active volunteers at MSP. Volunteers range from high school students to retired community members, and anyone in between looking to give back. The work that volunteers do supports all areas of our programs and impacts all of our clients. We would like to again thank all of our volunteers and supporters for joining us in our mission to end domestic violence and human trafficking.

 

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MSP greatly welcomes volunteers that would like to donate their time, skills, resources, compassion, and commitment. To get involved, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required or check out opportunities on MSP’s website at http://mspny.org/get-involved/volunteer/. There is an application process and an interview, and some training necessary.