A Star Of Our Own

“Dedicated.  A pleasure to work with. Smart. Intelligent” are all words used to describe our Volunteer of the Month.

Yasmin Serrato, came to MEND approximately 6 years ago as an undergraduate student. She began volunteering in our Client Intake Department where she interacted with clients on a regular basis. She was so impressed with the organization’s volunteer workforce that she decided to become a long term volunteer.

Shortly after, Yasmin joined the Gala Committee which plans MEND’s biggest fundraiser of the year – an Academy Award viewing party. Yasmin took charge of the red carpet activities amongst other duties such as soliciting silent auction items, data entry and the “Predict the Winner” ballot voting process.

“I have volunteered at many organizations and MEND is one of the most well organized and very welcoming when it comes to working with volunteers,” states Yasmin.

In 2015, Yasmin took on a leadership role within the committee as co-chair. Her leadership this year helped yield a successful event. Her dedication, passion and intelligence have garnered her praise and admiration from her fellow volunteers and MEND staff.

“I have been so welcomed by MEND that over the years, our gala team has grown to feel like family. We have an amazing team that is very talented and supportive of each other. It is an honor to work with them.”