Summer Volunteer Spotlights!

Jul 30, 2018 | by Volunteer Department

Karen Sova - Centre City Corps - Family Services Volunteer

The Salvation Army thrives because of the multi-talented volunteers, such as Karen Sova, who ensures programs run smoothly and efficiently. She has been volunteering at the Centre City Corps for over a year registering families to receive food and helping individuals connect to services, as well as assisting other locations with special administrative projects. 

Karen decided to volunteer with The Salvation Army because she had a desire to serve the community. She says she does not need thanks for her hard work, but appreciates how good it makes her feel. For Karen, the best part of volunteering is "hearing the appreciation from many of the clients and how much gratitude they have for what they're getting." She recognizes the great need we have for volunteers in the San Diego community and says, "more volunteers equal greater success." She's an important part of The Salvation Army volunteer team and we appreciate her time and service to the community!


Denise Rivers - Chula Vista Corps - Volunteer Art Instructor 

The Salvation Army serves the San Diego community by leveraging the skills of community members. At the Chula Vista Corps, Denise Rivers, an incredibly skilled volunteer, leads a weekly art class for seniors. Through her past experience in the fashion industry and her current work as a Behavioral Coach for people with Autism, Denise knows firsthand the importance of utilizing creativity as a therapeutic tool.

When Denise moved to San Diego from Orange County, she was excited about giving back to the community and sought out The Salvation Army to do so. She told us, "I love helping people in any way possible." Denise finds it most rewarding when students share their stories with her and let her know how much they appreciate creating projects together. Volunteering has allowed Denise the opportunity to learn new things and grow, which is why she believes others should volunteer with The Salvation Army. 

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