There are always opportunities for new volunteers to join Michelle's Place in our mission to help women and their families as they face this overwhelming challenge in their lives.
Our Volunteers are the heart of our organization!
I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
There are always opportunities for new volunteers to join us in our mission to help women and their families as they face this overwhelming challenge in their lives. There are a number of ways that you can volunteer to help Michelle's Place as we strongly believe everyone has strengths and skills that can benefit others.
- Office Volunteer - Working with our staff to assist clients with their support needs
- Community Outreach Volunteer - Attend Health Fairs and visit local business to distribute materials for Michelle's Place
- Advisory Board - An active group of community advocates primarily focused on fundraising, event planning and spreading the word about Michelle's Place.
- Community and Civic Groups - organizations like the Temecula Valley Woman's Club, Rotary and __ Men's Club have all made significant contributions to Michelle's Place through their countless volunteer hours.
Would you like to learn more about volunteering for Michelle’s Place?
We regularly schedule Volunteer Orientation Meetings where you can visit Michelle's Place and learn about the different areas where you can help. We train our volunteers based on their area of support.
Volunteering is rewarding and a great way to give back to your community. Many of our volunteers are breast cancer survivors who share their personal breast cancer experience with the women who come to Michelle's Place for support. Here is what some Michelle's Place volunteers have to say:
"I joined Michelle's Place six and half years ago after reading an article about a young woman who paid the ultimate price because of the lack of knowledge in the medical field regarding breast cancer in the very young. As a member of the Advisory Board and Public Relations Committee, I do public speaking and attend health fairs as well as distribute brochures to medical offices, clinics and various businesses to inform people of Michelle's Place services. I wanted to be part of an information gathering team teaching and educating the community about early detection for young women. 30 years of volunteer work could not have prepared me for the dedication, compassion and family atmosphere that Michelle's Place brings to our community." - Linda Hicks
"I have volunteered at Michelle's Place for five years and love helping in the office. It has been wondering being part of the support of those needing the services we offer. In April 2007, I, myself, was diagnosed with breast cancer and had need of the support. Today, I am a 2-year survivor, and still volunteer at Michelle's Place. So thankful for their support and being able to continue helping other survivors." - Ginger Koontz
"My experience with Michelle's Place began because I was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and saw the Wellness Program available and this sounded fun. After meeting such wonderful people and learning all that they do, all I wanted was to be a part of everything. I got to speak at the Spring Fling and share how my husband's death 11 months prior to my diagnosis was the hardest thing I ever had to go through. Breast cancer and Michelle's Place saved me by giving me so much hope that I really think I'm going to survive all that life has dealt me. The more time I spend there the more worthwhile my life becomes that I may share with others. Love You All." -Laura Lawrence
While the Board of Directors directs Michelle's Place as an organization to meet it's short and long-term goals, it is the Advisory Board where many times "the rubber meets the road." This group of community business people and leaders are creative and always ready to take on the next challenge. They step up to assist when needed and spot areas where they can develop ways to help ensure our services get to the people that need them. The Advisory Board is largely responsible for helping us meet our fundraising targets and they provide support alongside our volunteers at events. They know how to roll up their sleeves and get things done!
The Temecula Valley Women's Club does so much to help Michelle's Place. They volunteer and work hard to help our clients by giving so many items for the women, and their children, while they are undergoing treatment. Thank you, Temecula Valley Women's Club!
The National Charity League is another amazing organization that helps Michelle's Place. They are a group of mothers and daughters serving the community together and they help out whenever possible at Michelle's Place events throughout the community. Thank you National Charity League!