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Words from a Volunteer

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we think it’s important to honor our volunteers, not only current ones, but former volunteers as well. Liza Sanguinetti volunteered as a Hotline Advocate for the last 2 ½ years.  Liza came to VSS eager to help people and learn more about victim services in Washington State, where at the time, she had just moved to. Liza recently relocated out of state, and so, we had to say our goodbyes.  But, once someone is part of the VSS family, they forever remain part of our small, but amazing family. Upon Liza’s exit, she left us with some very kind words that we wanted to share.


Thank you VSS for this great opportunity. My heart has opened up to the great pain, pressures, and vulnerability of many who find themselves facing unexpected trails and heartbreak.

The VSS format is great in that it offers compassionate and practical support. The partner agencies with VSS offer great support and follow-up.

I was impressed with the amazing Core Training that VSS offers not only for its staff and volunteers, but others in the “people care” business. It is very comprehensive and fun to participate in.

VSS staff and volunteers are strongly committed to serving clients in need through a great network.

Personally, I found this agency to be a blessing to me in allowing my desire to serve God’s people and while I have mostly done this through faith-based ministries, VSS was exactly the opportunity needed at this time in my life. I pray that I was able to bless at least one person.

Please receive my greatest appreciation for this valuable opportunity to serve.

Leslie, Janet, Julie and all will always have a special place in my heart. I will consider myself forever a part of VSS.


Liza, thank you for your services and sharing your big heart with others.  We are forever grateful to you and we know that you impacted so many lives, and will continue to.  Thank you!