Mar Gomez — Volunteers of America

High 5

Mar moved to Cheyenne with her family in September of 2021.  She is married with three children, ages 10, 17, and 23.   They also have a mini-schnauzer and a black cat as members of their family. They fell in love with The Pointe and are proud to call this community their home.

Prior to moving to Cheyenne, Mar worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for Hematology Oncology Specialists. She loves helping people and making a difference.  So, when Mar saw the announcement for an opportunity at Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOA), she was ready.  Mar applied, thinking that it was a volunteer position. You can imagine her surprise when during the interview, she found out that she was interviewing for a paid position!

Mar was hired, and in May of 2022, Mar began working for VOA.  She works as a part-time support staff in the Churchill building. Mar works at the front desk but also helps in the back office with her medical background skills. Her passion for taking care of people and making a difference translated perfectly. What started out as a search for a volunteer opportunity turned into so much more!

VOA offers veteran services, addiction treatment, mental health services, homeless services, low-income senior housing, youth services, adult re-entry and community health services.   Their mission is to serve to harness hope and reshape futures through a faith-based ministry. There are several ways that you, as community members, can support the VOA.  One way is to visit the website and donate. The VOA also has events that you can support by volunteering your time.   In September 2022, the VOA hosted the Empty Bowl.  This is an annual event where several local restaurants as well as VOA families provide soup.  This soup was served at the Archer complex, and the public attended by paying a small entrance fee.  The ticket proceeds from this event went toward those in need.

For Mar, this job is very fulfilling.  She loves to help in any way possible.  She is especially grateful to be a part of the difference that is made through the crisis call line. She is passionate about connecting those in need with the right person while keeping them on the line talking until this connection is made.

This dedication is shown through the awards that Mar has earned for servant leadership in her short time with VOA. VOA hands out high-five pins to employees who demonstrate the five levels of servant leadership: excellence, communication, integrity, respect and compassion. Mar has earned seven for excellence, one for integrity, one for communication, one for respect and two for compassion. In addition to this, Mar has earned four golden high five pins.  These are the highest honor and show that she has put the core values of VOA into action to demonstrate servant leadership.  Thank you, Mar, for all of your hard work and support of our community!