Sanctuary Stories: I’m here when you feel safe…

by Amara Emergency Sanctuary Staff Recently at our Emergency Sanctuary we cared for a bright, active girl who was slow to warm up to new people. One afternoon a new volunteer came in and, at first, this child found several places throughout the house to hide. Our volunteer patiently gave her some space, telling her jokes from a few feet away to make her smile

2019-05-22T11:23:56-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sanctuary Stories|Tags: , , |

Appreciating Amara’s Amazing Volunteers!

by Alex Ropes, Volunteer Manager Since joining Amara as Volunteer Manager in August of last year, I have come to realize that we have some of the most incredible, passionate, and infinitely dedicated volunteers I’ve ever encountered. It’s easy to see how much every one of our volunteers cares about children. Whether it’s spending time with children at the Sanctuary, helping at fundraising events, supporting

2019-04-10T14:08:29-07:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Nurturing Trust: My Amara Volunteer Story

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! Join us as we celebrate our amazing Amara volunteers who ensure children entering foster care are cared for - physically and emotionally - in our Emergency Sanctuaries. by Susie Ulrickson I worked for many years as a pediatric nurse  where I learned how strong and adaptable kids are - even when faced with challenging medical issues and procedures. I learned it was

2018-04-17T12:00:03-07:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Sanctuary Stories: Love, Patience and Understanding

by Alisha Goel, Emergency Sanctuary Volunteer Growing up, I was always searching for a volunteer opportunity that felt truly meaningful. Sorting donations and spending a day cleaning up my community felt rewarding in their own way, but I never truly felt like I could see the impact of my time. A few months ago, I started volunteering at one of Amara's Emergency Sanctuaries. The Emergency

2018-03-28T16:22:21-07:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Sanctuary Stories|Tags: , , , |

Volunteer Information Meeting (VIM) – Tacoma

Amara volunteers help us meet the needs of our kids and families every day. Amara offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, and all volunteers receive child-focused training and ongoing support – we’re with you every step of the way. Amara holds regular Volunteer Information Meetings (VIM), required for new volunteers. You’ll learn more about our programs, our new Pierce County Emergency Sanctuary, how volunteers make an

2018-03-01T16:19:23-07:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: , , , |Tags: , |

Sanctuary Stories: Volunteers Help Children In Crisis

We recently shared a short story on Instagram about two young siblings who arrived at our Emergency Sanctuary close to midnight. They were tired, hungry, and in need of baths. After bowls of mac and cheese, glasses of milk, bubble baths, and Berenstain Bears they fell fast asleep. Thanks to the incredible work of our Emergency Sanctuary volunteers, the younger child woke up smiley and ready

2017-09-25T16:24:06-07:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Sanctuary Stories|Tags: , |

Volunteer Information Meeting (VIM) – Tacoma

Amara volunteers help us meet the needs of our kids and families every day. Amara offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, and all volunteers receive child-focused training and ongoing support – we’re with you every step of the way. Amara holds regular Volunteer Information Meetings, required for new volunteers. You’ll learn more about our programs, our new Pierce County Emergency Sanctuary, how volunteers make an

2018-03-02T09:23:40-07:00June 1st, 2017|Categories: , |Tags: , |