July 28 at 10:32am

Volunteer Profile: Suzy Garcia


Suzy-Volunteer-Profile-1024x683Suzy Garcia began volunteering with Interfaith Community Services in 2010 and since then, has been both a strong asset and cheerful presence in our Escondido headquarters. Suzy started her work with Interfaith by helping the Volunteer Services Department with filing, shredding, and mass mailings; she’s also served in the food pantry, social services department, with our member faith centers, and now in the Development Department. In her current role, Suzy volunteers 2-3 days a week calling donors to thank them for their support and inviting them to upcoming events.

A native to Burbank, CA, Suzy moved to San Diego when she was 14 years old. She was drawn to Interfaith shortly after her retirement from the San Dieguito School District, where she worked for over 15 years. Prior to her time at the district, Suzy also worked for a local newspaper as a Production Assistant Liaison and with a local non-profit for troubled boys.

“After I retired, I had too much time on my hands and needed a purpose,” said Suzy. “I just fell in love with Interfaith. Everyone here is so wonderful.”

In addition to her normal time spent with the Development team, Suzy also dedicates time to the annual Adopt-a-Family holiday drive where members of the community “adopt” an individual or family for the holiday season and purchase gifts for them off of a wish list; 2015 will be her fifth year participating in the holiday drive.

Volunteers like Suzy truly allow Interfaith to be successful at the work we do we day. We thank Suzy immensely for all of her time and dedication to our organization – we are extremely lucky to have her!

Are you interested in volunteering with Interfaith? We have both individual and group opportunities available in varying departments and at various skill levels. For more information, click here or contact Chelsea Buck, Volunteer and Donor Relations Manager, at cbuck@interfaithservices.org.