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Volunteer of the Month: Channen Smith

May 3, 2018, 09:16 AM by Y Staff

Meet Channen, YMCA of Boulder Valley Volunteer of the Month

Meet Channen Smith

How long have you volunteered for the Y? 11 years.

I support the Y by: Participating on the Board of Directors as well as on the Properties, Board Development, Sports and Financial Development committees. I also enjoy going up to Camp Santa Maria and helping out.

I volunteer with the Y because: I love the mission and the fact that we assist kids (and families) with needs to help get them involved in sports and activities that help them improve their lives and their communities.

Volunteering in general is important to me because: I love to give back to our community.

What’s your advice for people who are thinking about volunteering for the Y? Participate actively and put your whole heart into each activity you volunteer for.

What’s your favorite part of volunteering? Seeing the smiling faces of those we help.

Why We Love Channen

"This spring Channen, a board member, took charge of the YMCA of Boulder Valley Community Support Campaign, helping us raise money to ensure that all children have access to Y programs. It's a huge undertaking as we work to engage dozens of volunteers and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support our community. Channen has been a passionate and motivated campaign chairman, and we love be represented by a volunteer who grew up with the Y and has been positively impacted by the Y himself. Whether he is working on a committee or working at YMCA Camp Santa Maria, Channen brings a thoughtful approach to his efforts and we truly appreciate everything he has done for this organization."—Becky Fase, YMCA of Boulder Valley Development Director

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