Kelly Preston - Volunteer Coordinator at Bella Care Hospice 

  • When did you get involved with FVA?

I first joined the FVA in 2019.

  • Tell me a little about who you are.

My name is Kelly Preston. I have been the Volunteer Coordinator with Bella Care Hospice Cleveland-Akron branch for just over 3 years. Outside of work, I enjoy board games, trivia, and I volunteer for an animal shelter on the east side of Cleveland.

  • What attracted you to this organization in particular?

I first heard about the FVA from the Volunteer Coordinator at the animal shelter where I volunteer. I decided to look into it and I liked the variety of educational activities that the group offered including the yearly coupons for volunteers. The group is nothing but beneficial for my program!

  • What motivates you to get involved be on the board?

My motivation to get involved on the board is my desire to help the organization continue to provide education for volunteer coordinators as well as help to expand the reach of the organization itself to help more members.

  • In your opinion, what is the most important work that this organization does?

I think the most important work this organization does is providing support for those in volunteer services. It’s a challenging field to be in and having the opportunity to feel supported by those who are also in the field is so vital.

  • What do you hope the organization will achieve in the near future? In the long term?

I hope the organization sees an increase in their member base in the near future. In the long term, I hope their reach extends to a further demographic (perhaps more chapters of professionals in volunteer management in neighboring states!)

  • Do you have a message to share?

I feel very fortunate to have an opportunity to be a board member for the FVA. I’m looking forward to being a part of all the great work that’s to come!