2022 Volunteer of the Year Award Videos

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The Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year award honors long-time Share volunteer, Emily Marshall, who passed away in 2007. With this award, Share annually recognizes an individual who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster our mission.

The 2022 nominees included:

  • Rosa Bartle
  • Getta Burns
  • Jim Ericson
  • Katie Johnson
  • Jean Kent
  • Karen Leffel
  • Sherry Longfield & Loretta Kalmbachk
  • Jerry McWithey
  • Pete Stauffer & Dianna Yee-Stauffer
  • Sue Young
Karen Leffel
2022 Emily Marshall Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteers for the Backpack Program, Hotel Bag Lead
  • Lifetime Hours: 680 Hours

“I’m humbled because I know there are many people who help in this program. It takes a whole lot of people to make the Backpack Program work. Overall I feel that one of the big positive of Share’s Backpack program is that it’s helping to keep kids in school and that is so important. Education is an answer to so many things and the more that we can keep kids in school the better off our whole country will be. I just couldn’t think of any other way to volunteer where you are making an impact in someone else’s life and for that many. It’s just been personally rewarding.”

Rosa Bartle
2022 Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteers for Outreach Kit Packing

“Try volunteering. I’d recommend anything you’re in the mood for, but especially Outreach, because it’s easy and it’s fun.”

In addition to our Volunteer Awards, Share annually recognizes a local business or organization who has been instrumental in the support of our mission.

The Community Partner Award is also presented at the Soup’s On! fundraising event.

University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovation
2022 Community Partner

An excerpt from Joan Caley’s and Linda Smith’s acceptance video:

“Having had this exposure, our students know what health really means to people. Do they have access to food, education, what about their economic stability? Health is not just the absence of disease; it’s the total emotional and physical wellbeing. It’s a great experience for our students.”

“The University of Portland does something unique in that this is their first clinical experience. We believe that knowing where people come from and how that affects their health is important before you get to acute care nursing in the hospital.”

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