As Home Start celebrates 50 years of serving San Diego’s most vulnerable children and families, I am especially grateful for our dedicated volunteers who have helped us reach this milestone. Cheli Mohamed and her team at Volunteer with Cheli are some of these amazing partners who share our commitment to preventing child abuse. Since 2011, Cheli and friends have been enthusiastic supporters of our annual Holiday Toy Distribution event. They have also regularly assisted with the success of our two annual fundraisers – our Blue Ribbon Gala and Hallo-Wine – that generate critical funds for our mission. Home Start could not change lives without the support of our amazing partners like Volunteer with Cheli, and I am forever grateful for their service to Home Start’s children and families. Together we will work towards our vision for all children in San Diego to live in safe, stable, and nurturing homes.
Chief Executive Officer
Volunteer with Cheli is an amazing group. I’ve worked closely with Cheli and the volunteers over several years on multiple events and have always found them to be exceptional partners in the events. The organization, planning, follow-through, and communication are outstanding. We’ve found the volunteers to be super friendly, always ready, and willing to do whatever is asked of them. We’ve been very blessed to work with Volunteer with Cheli and would be completely lost without them. I can’t say enough good things about them and highly recommend this group!
San Diego GAA Chairperson
West Coast Sevens
Irish You A Merry Christmas
"When our organization was undergoing simultaneous growth and leadership changes we, Volunteer with Cheli's high-level team of volunteers were able to come in quickly to oversee vital departments and services at our Pride Festival. In their first year, Volunteer with Cheli's team was able to fill in organizational gaps, steward our volunteers, and provide an exceptional level of service to our guests during that critical juncture and have remained a strong and consistent partner in helping us drive forward the work of San Diego Pride."
Fernando Zweifach Lopez, Jr
San Diego Pride
Volunteer with Cheli has been a critical asset to our fundraising events in San Diego. Recruiting event volunteers from across the country can be tiresome, difficult, and uncertain -- but Cheli makes the entire process seamless! Beyond the process being exceptional, the volunteers themselves have always been a delight; professional, charismatic, and incredibly helpful. We are so grateful to have Cheli as a resource.
Senior Manager, National Events & Engagement
LGBTQ Victory Fund
“I have only great things to say about the partnership between Mama’s Kitchen and Volunteer with Cheli! VwC is reliable, communicative, and always asking how they can be a better partner to serve our needs. It is always a pleasure to work with their team and I look forward to continuing the partnership for years to come.”
Mark D. Maddox
Director of Volunteer Engagement
“Anytime we need volunteers – from community service projects like environmental cleanups to vital civic and social justice activities like the Regional Task Force on Homelessness’ "Point in Time Count" – the members of Volunteer with Cheli are there. I am grateful to the members who give their time selflessly to better all of our communities.”
Senate President Tempore Toni G. Atkins
California State District 39