On Sunday April 24, Saheli’s dedicated volunteers gathered at Burlington Public Library to receive appreciation for all their hard work, dedication, and compassion. Our volunteers assist with computer literacy classes, advocate for survivors, represent Saheli at outreach events, raise funds, and give their services and precious time to sustain Saheli’s mission to empower South Asian women and their families in living safe and healthy lives. Our volunteers were honored with beautiful flowers to take home with them.
We are fortunate to have people of different ages, genders, and backgrounds help out and support Saheli in so many ways. Although not all volunteers could be at the celebration, many volunteers have expressed how being a Saheli volunteer has affected them. Neil Pandit is a teen volunteer who photographed the Saheli Walk to End Domestic Violence, led youth and teens to volunteer at Saheli events, promoted Saheli events at his high school and around his town, and helped the team in our office. He says, “I am fortunate to be a part of the amazing team at Saheli that passionately works to support and improve our community, and I hope we can together end domestic violence.”
Mimi McGrath, who has significantly helped with grants and facilitated computer classes, also feels a great sense of pride in being a part of Saheli. She states, “I get a lot out of what I give, it’s much more than rewarding. The board members, the other volunteers, the people we help are very gracious, welcoming, and appreciative. It’s a lovely environment to volunteer in, and I feel very grateful to be a part of it.”
Thank you again to everyone who came out for the celebration, as well as everyone who has given their time and energy in volunteering for Saheli!
If you’re interested in volunteering for Saheli, please visit http://saheliboston.org/get-involved/#Volunteer.