What Our Volunteers Say

Every year, we invite our most active supporters to take part in one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences we offer. By helping to judge applications for our annual Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women, volunteers get to decide which women should receive one of our grants!

This year we had close to 100 volunteers participate in judging. Volunteering has many benefits, but this project was a very special experience, and we wanted to share some of our volunteers’ remarks with you!

It was a really good experience, something I could do from home that could have a positive impact on somebody’s life. You don’t get to do that every day.

— Marianne F.

It was a privilege and honor to be a judge for the Live Your Dream Awards!

— Crystal F.

My overall experience was highly enriching, and evoked an ocean of mixed emotions in me. One thing is for certain, I learned a lot and reevaluated the way I treat some aspects of my own life.

— Silviya D.

This was really well organized and a great way to give back. I really enjoyed the experience. Thanks for allowing me to be a judge!

— Raashi P.

I taught Women’s Studies for 30 years and I also worked most of my adult life for low-income women and children. I appreciate your awards to help educate women. Income inequality is one of the most significant problems facing us and we need to do all we can to help level the playing field. Your awards help. Thanks.

— Theresa C.

Thank you for this opportunity. When women are elevated, the whole world thrives!

— Kathleen M.

Being a judge was a rewarding experience for me because I can identify myself with these women, some of their experiences are also mine, though I’m still in it because I live in a culture where you can just walk out on your marriage no matter what! Their stories inspired me, and now I know that I’m not alone. Thanks so much Live Your Dream for the opportunity.

— Ifeoma A.

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