MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
Here at TIP Southwest Riverside County, we have an excellent team of volunteers. Below are a few questions that we have asked some of our volunteers to which they have responded in their own words.
TIP VOLUNTEER FOR FIVE YEARS
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUSINESS OFFICE ACCOUNTANT
MET A TIP VOLUNTEER AND WAS INTRIGUED WITH THE TIP PHILOSOPHY AND ESPECIALLY THE TRAINING. I CAN HAPPILY SAY THAT BECOMING A TIP VOLUNTEER HAS BEEN THE BEST "NEXT STEP" IN MY LIFE'S JOURNEY.
I am a mother of two and a grandmother. I became a TIP volunteer because I like doing things for other people and TIP makes this possible.I am now able to comfort people in need and help make first responders and nurses jobs a little easier. I have learned so much and feel that I am benefiting a lot from this experience.
In June of 2013 an unfortunate situation happened with my neighbor down the street from my residence. I went over to see if I could help in anyway because I knew them and wanted to be there for the family. I met another TIP Volunteer and talked to her about what she did and why she was called to the scene. After a few minutes I asked how someone could get involved in the TIP environment. It just so happened that the next week a new TIP Class was starting up and she gave me the information to call and sign up. By the end of the next week I was graduating from the TIP class and within a month I went on my first call.
What it means to me to be a TIP Volunteer? I have always been the friend in the group or family that wants to be there for the unfortunate. I have the natural ability to be sincere, compassionate, and loving. Going into calls you never know what the situation will be you. Leaving the call you find solace in knowing that you made a difference, in some way, weather small or immense. I walk into a call a complete stranger to the families and I leave feeling as though they have invited me into their family. It can be an extremely touching experience.
I am Sybille I have been a volunteer for 9 years I wok full-time for the USPS and part time fora catering company. I raised 6 kids and 4 of them are still in college. I volunteer because I had tragedy young in life and don't want others to have the same experience as I did. I wish I would have more time to volunteer as I currently have but once I do I will spend even more time doing it.
Insights Foundation Inc. (501c3), Non-Profit Motivational Support Org. Out Reach Program Director; C.F.O.
I am an Emotional Trauma recovery coach, assisting people to take action, towards emotional mastery. As the creator of 'Stress Buster Bootcamp' I have developed programs that provide simple, basic processes toward finding emotional balance.
Working with T.I.P. Since 2009, I have provided meaningful opportunities to contribute to our community. Assisting those facing traumatic emergency situations. Providing resources, information, direction, calm, emotional support.
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