2011 TWIN Honoree Spotlight

9 Sep

The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 15th event, we will highlight each of our 25 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or would like to reserve a ticket, please visitwww.ywcaofasheville.org.

Sarah Wohlmuth, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Sarah is the director of Hands On Asheville Buncombe.  In her seven years there, she has implemented an interactive online database that allows people to peruse volunteer opportunities and sign up for specific projects online. She also broadened the listing of volunteer opportunities to include referrals to other Buncombe County agencies. Sarah has developed volunteer opportunities to get around barriers such as disabilities, lack of transportation, schedules, other obligations, or even insecurities in social settings. Short term commitments, various times for projects and group work are examples.  In her creation and expansion of “portable projects”, Sarah brings volunteer work to people in their homes, with their neighbors, or with an existing group.  This transforms how volunteers see themselves as involved members of the larger community.

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