Volunteer’s activities include:
Andersen volunteers as a Court Appointed Child Advocate in the CASA Program. She also was Director of the community dinner and food bank at St. Benedict’s church for 1 ½ years. She is active in her church and enjoys gardening and spending time with her two-year-old grandson.
This volunteer is special because:
“Sue has been a consistent advocate for the children she serves and has maintained objectivity throughout her cases. She cares, respects, and supports the family she works with and has been actively involved with the family toward their success and reunification. She has focused on the individual needs of each child and has been an exceptional support of their educational pursuits and helped build upon their interests. Her conscientious involvement and well-informed perspective enabled her to make recommendations that made a life-long impact on each individual child she was appointed to.” said Meg Cunningham of Thurston County CASA Program.
Volunteering is important to this volunteer because:
“It is important that we all do our part in helping our community. When you give to others it is very rewarding – it changes you. You can feel tired and exhausted and then you help someone and you feel energized. I want to do my part in the community and feel like I am making a difference.” said Andersen.
Andersen will receive a plaque from the Volunteer Center and KGY Radio, courtesy of Deer Creek Awards, a division of Color Graphics.
This article was written by volunteer Julie Propp. The Volunteer Center provides volunteer services to people of all ages. If you would like to nominate a volunteer, please call 360-741-2622, or download a nomination form at www.volunteer.ws.