Volunteer of the Month makes big impact at Camp HOPE
The West Contra Costa Family Justice Center would like to honor Rita-Maria Alfaro as July 2013’s Volunteer of the Month. Rita began volunteering with us this summer for our Camp HOPE program. In addition to assisting with pre- and post-camp activities, she spent a week at an overnight camp with forty children who had witnessed family violence. Camp HOPE gave children the opportunity to reclaim their childhoods; Rita provided the perfect combination of fun, stability, and leadership to allow the campers to do exactly that.
Rita has exhibited flexibility, responsibility, and a sense of humor during her time at the Family Justice Center. At Camp HOPE, Rita was in charge of a cabin of four girls. Not only did Rita excel at the logistical challenges that come with being in such a position, she did so with a smile on her face while helping ensure the campers were having a wonderful time. Whether she was helping to navigate a raft of campers down the river, walking next to a girl taking her first ride on a horse, or leading the way on the ropes course, Rita has been a valuable member of the Camp HOPE team.
It is the goal of the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center to create new, violence-free futures for the families with whom we come into contact. With her hard work with Camp HOPE, Rita has helped us be able to work towards creating futures free of violence for these children. Thank you, Rita, for your service to the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center. We look forward to getting to work with you further!