—- Volunteer Action Center

Volunteer Needs 

Our Health’s Volunteer Action Center (VAC) is the region’s non-profit volunteer resource hub, working with community non-profit and public service organizations to address volunteer needs. The Volunteer Action Center is a convener and a catalyst to action, as we connect, mobilize, engage, and support volunteers. The Volunteer Action Center also promotes the professional development of effective volunteer programs in partner organizations by providing resources and training opportunities and recognizes the efforts of community volunteers during National Volunteer Week.  Our Center is a member of and certified through Points of Light and Hands on Network, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism.

Battle of the Bartenders to benefit NW Works

The premise of the evening is that local area bartenders create a signature cocktail and attendees taste them all, and redeem a full size drink from their favorite bartender. At the end of the night, the bartender with the most full-size drink tickets redeemed at their table will be crowned the Best Bartender in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. 

 April 15, 2023 at Trumpet Vine Farm in Stephens City, VA.

We still have the following roles that need filled:

  • Set-Up | 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (2 more volunteers needed)  Assist with placing tables and chairs, tablecloths, centerpieces, registration table, hanging sponsor signage and banners, placing tasting cups at bartender booths, etc.
  • Registration | 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (3 more volunteers needed) Check-in attendees, hand out swag bags, glasses, and tickets. 
  • Bartender Assistance | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (2 more volunteers needed) Ensure bartenders have enough ice, mark attendee tasting cards, monitor event for drunkenness (we’ve never had a problem with this, and volunteers typically have the most fun in this role).
  • Raffle Ticket Sales | 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm (1 more volunteer needed) Sell raffle tickets using Square Point of Sale.
  • Clean-Up | 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (3 more volunteers needed) Collect trash, take down tables, collect tablecloths, fold chairs, collect items to be taken back to NW Works.
  • Floater | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (1 more volunteer needed) Sometimes there are areas of volunteer need that require more attention than others (if registration get backed up, someone selling raffle tickets need to run to the bathroom, the caterer needs help)  this role provides support where needed.
  • Parking | 4:30 pm – 6:30 ish pm (2 more volunteers needed) Assist attendees with parking so we can fit everyone in the lot!

 Carly Stoliker
Director of Development
O: 540.313.9401  – cstoliker@nwworks.com

Alzheimer’s Association

 Ride to End Alz
May 7th. This fully supported cycling event, with distances between 10-100 miles takes place in Loudoun County, beginning and ending at Movern Park in Leesburg, VA. We are looking for volunteers that day, anytime between 6 AM- 4 PM. The link to view the shift and to sign-up is ’23 Ride to End ALZ – Nation’s Capital – Alzheimer’s Association – Ride to End ALZ | GivePulse Visit alz.org/ride to learn more about the event.

The Logest Day and Workout to End Alzheimer’s
June 10th at Onelife Fitness in Winchester, also Martinsburg. I am currently recruiting volunteers who can help me on June 10th at each fitness club, as well as be available the evening before to assist with event preparations. 

 1f any of these sound appealing to ANYONE looking for volunteer hours, please send them to me by email or phone.

Carrie Myatt | Senior Constituent Events Manager
Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter 
direct: 703-766-9031


Virginia Employment Commission – Winchester
Employer Expo

Location: Jim Barnett Recreational Center

Wednesday May 10, 2023

1pm to 2pm – Special preview window reserved for high school students
2pm  – Event opens to the public
6pm – event concludes

Volunteers are needed to set up tables, chairs, signage, and refreshments; assist businesses with setup; direct attendees; collect demographic data; hand out surveys; provide information; and more! A variety of shifts are always available on the event day.

Vanessa Santiago



    Dementia Matters – Caring for the Caregiver Conference

    March 28, 2023 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Need 6-8 Volunteers

    One of the speakers need help selling books at the end of the conference which will need about 4 volunteers.


    Sue Vantine, CM-Founder/CED





    Our Vision

    Building a community of volunteers.  

    Our Mission

    The Volunteer Action Center connects, mobilizes, engages, and supports volunteers to meet community needs.

    We serve the community by:


    Connecting people to volunteer opportunities within partner organizations.


    Promoting and publicizing volunteerism throughout the community by highlighting volunteer opportunities, participating in volunteer outreach activities, and sharing information with the public about the importance of volunteerism.


    Building the capacity for effective local volunteerism by sharing resources and providing training and networking opportunities.

    General Information

    • Established in 2004.
    • Coordinates with partners to promote their individual services at community events.
    • Offers training and educational opportunities through Volunteer Action Center and Our Health initiatives.
    • Supports partner agencies through volunteer coordination.
    • Serves as a resource for many types of volunteers:  Community/Days of Service, Employee, Family, Youth, Service Learning, Senior Volunteers and Work Release.

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    Daniel Rose

    Volunteer Action Center Coordinator

    Daniel Rose joined Our Health as the Volunteer Action Center Coordinator in 2012. Mr. Rose came to Our Health with a wealth of experience in volunteer leadership, public speaking, and marketing and public relations. In 2015 he was promoted to Director of Operations, managing all aspects of campus buildings and grounds work and supervising all maintenance and custodial staff members.

     His past experience includes 16 years in the construction industry including owning and operating Rose Construction, Inc., specializing in stucco, tile and stone work. He has his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Theology with a minor in Counseling from the Nazarene Bible College, and served as an Associate and Lead Pastor while in Colorado. He has led many teams of volunteers during mission trips to several countries in Africa. On one mission trip in 2001, while employed with Global Samaritans, Dan led a crew of volunteers to build two orphanages, a school and a visitor’s center in Zambia. 

    Rose and his family moved to Winchester in 2009 from Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Dan joined the non-profit organization RPJ Housing in 2009. In this position he worked with community leaders and City staff to help low income local residents obtain needed home repair assistance. He assessed safety and repair requirements primarily in homes of low income elderly who wished to remain in their homes. He was responsible for reviewing applications for program eligibility and networking in the community for volunteers and local businesses and corporations to provide construction materials and labor needed for each project.

    Our Health is pleased to have Dan on our team and grateful for the extensive background he brings to our campus. 

    Beth Loque

    Finance Manager

    Beth Louque graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BBA in Accounting from Georgia State University. After college, Beth worked for the Prudential Insurance Company of America. She specifically focused on their managed healthcare division as an accountant, financial analyst and business analyst. Before coming to Our Health Beth was busy raising her two children and actively volunteering at their school. Beth joined Our Health in August of 2010 as the Finance Manager.

    Beth and her husband moved from Atlanta to Winchester after their oldest child was born in 1999 to be closer to family.  They love the area and enjoy being active in the community.  Beth enjoys spending time outdoors especially skiing at Bryce Resort during the winter season.

    Mary Falu

    Administrative Assistant and Office Manager

    Mary joined Our Health in December 2008 as the Administrative Assistant and Office Manager. In December 2017 she took the position of Volunteer Action Center Coordinator while continuing as Office Manager.  Prior to her role with Our Health, she worked at DK Industrial Services as a Payroll Administrator and spent thirteen years with VDO in Human Resources. She served from 1979-1986 in the United States Army in the Military Intelligence Division and made Sergeant before leaving the military. Mary has many career achievements but holds proudly the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

    She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was on the Presidents and Deans list while acquiring her Associates Degree in Administrative Support from Lord Fairfax Community College. She pursues ongoing education courses which interest her and has certificates in Graphic Design Office Assistant, Office Systems Assistant and Desktop Publishing Technician.

    Mary was born in Silver City, NM but has lived most of her life in Capon Bridge, WV. She has two sons, a daughter-in-law and three grandsons who are the light of her life.  Family has always been very important to her and she feels blessed with a strong family that has supported her through life. She enjoys walking, going to the gym and traveling.
    Our Health Moment:
    “ I have been working with Our Health 12 years and feel a very strong connection with them. This is my first experience in the world of non-profits and I find it very rewarding to work for an agency that I believe in and feel is helping to improve the lives of others through the agencies that we support.”

    Sharen Gromling

    Executive Director

    Sharen joined Our Health as the Executive Director in April 2010. As administrator, she is charged with the responsibility for implementing the policies and programs of Our Health.  Sharen worked for the City of Winchester for nearly 30 years, retiring as Director of Administration and Human Resources. She administered the human resources function for the City’s 500+ employees, grants, training and employee development, and marketing and public information.  

    Sharen has a passion for training. Since 2009 she has been a trainer for Business and Industry at Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions.  She conducts trainings in Leadership, HR Management, Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Conflict Mediation, Ethics, Public Administration and Developing Effective Teams.

    Sharen has both a bachelor and master’s degree of art, psychology from University of Richmond. In her career, she has acquired her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, Conflict Mediation Certification through Shenandoah University and a HR Trainer certificate through Development Dimensions International.

    Community involvement is also a passion for Sharen. She validates this through her various roles: Member and Past President of Winchester Rotary Club, Vice President of Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Past Board of Directors for Shenandoah University Center for Public Service and Scholarship and Virginia Youth Ballet, member and Past President of the Winchester Society of Human Resource Management and the International Personnel Management Association-Virginia Chapter.

    Her commitment to the City of Winchester is clear with her many years of service. She had the opportunity to Co-Chair the City of Winchester’s All America City Team on its journey to achieve this national recognition.  This award is coveted by communities throughout the United States and the competition is fierce.  The application process requires the City to select three programs that have been implemented in the community that have made a positive difference in people’s lives.  One of those chosen was the Our Health story.  “As I learned of the success of this program I was amazed at its uniqueness and its important role in serving the needs of the region’s non-profits and public service agencies.  Through this I had the opportunity to meet and work with many people whose lives were changed for the better because of this collaborative model.  To serve on this team was one of the major highlights of my public service career.  Our team went on to win this coveted title thanks in large part to the Our Health story.  Little did I know at the time that five years later I would have the opportunity to serve as its Executive Director! Coincidence – I think not.”

    Our Health Moment:
    “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of Our Health, Inc.  This organization is dedicated to serving our many partners so that they can serve the needs of the community.  My passion in life is service and I am dedicated to living the Rotary Motto – Service above Self.  I have been fortunate in my life to have many opportunities to serve others through both my work and volunteerism.  This position in particular allows me to use my skill set to help others be able to better meet the needs of the clients they serve.  If Our Health can make it easier for our partners to do their work, then we have succeeded.  Our team of employees at Our Health is dedicated to make this happen and I am fortunate to be a part of this mission.  “

    Lou Ling

    Managing Director

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