Addi’s Faith Foundation has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We need all the help we can get and we would love to find a good spot for you.
Some opportunities include:
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
The Volunteer of the Year award is given annually to someone who goes way above and beyond.
Someone who is truly the backbone of our organization that we need, trust, and value.
2021 Volunteers of the Year – The Keller Family
This year’s volunteer of the year has indeed gone above and beyond. Almost since the very beginning, no matter the event, they’re there. Need a sponsor or another team at the golf tournament? Done. Need a table display or a charcuterie board? Done. Need an auction item or someone to wear the monkey costume? Done. How about more Cut to Cure participants? Done X3! Get up at 4am on your birthday to set up for Walk by Faith? No problem. From mother, to father, to children, this family, each member, has contributed to AFF in BIG ways. Junior Ambassadors, sponsors, donors, board member, Sunshine Circle members (yes, members. Plural.) and all-around advocates for all things Addi’s Faith, we honor Brent, Heather, Cameron, and Megan Keller as our 2021 Volunteers of the Year!
2020 Volunteer of the Year – Jennifer Pisani
In a year when everything was at a standstill and volunteer opportunities were in short supply, this person created her own opportunities. This fun-loving, generous girl has been a part of AFF for years, just snapping away at all our events. She worked with us on a project that brought in funds at a time when nothing else was coming in, traveling from house to house taking socially distanced porch pics. She then set up her own photo shoot fundraiser and handed AFF a donation of over $4000 from her efforts. We adore this beautiful lady who makes sure that all our highlights are captured and are super grateful to have Jen Pisani as a part of the AFF team. Jen, we would like to honor you as our volunteer of the year.
2019 Volunteers of the Year – The Koehler Family have been a part of Addi’s Faith since the very, very beginning and have served in more ways than we can count. From being an integral part of the structure and growth of AFF, to handling all of the accounting and payroll, from working booths to building parade floats, leading (and being members of) the junior ambassadors, coordinating all aspects of Gold Fight Win, and a million other things, they are always the first to step in an offer help for just about everything for the past 12 years! Their resume is simply too long to list and their loving, giving spirit is too difficult to fully capture with words. The entire Koehler Family has given so much of themselves time and time and time again. Without a doubt, AFF would not be where it is today without their love and support. Karl, Shana, Kaylie, and Alyssa we thank you for your dedication and years of service and with a grateful heart we honor you as our 2019 Volunteers of the Year.
2018 Volunteer of the Year – Michele Cazares has been a part of Addi’s Faith since the beginning and has served in multiple capacities. From serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House, to early morning set-ups at Walk by Faith, to taking care of dinner at Addishack, this woman does it all with a smile on her face. Whenever we find ourselves in need of something, Michele immediately comes to mind. Her beautiful heart and dependability are priceless to us. You will often find her serving alongside her trusty sidekick and 2018 Volunteer of the Year. Michele Cazares, we thank you for your dedication and years of service and with a grateful heart we honor you as our 2019 Volunteer of the Year.
2017 Volunteer of the Year – Cheryl Tomashek has lovingly served alongside AFF from the very beginning to help raise money and awareness for a cause that is close to her heart. Volunteering her time to help others is just a part of who she is, and she has passed this trait down to her children who have both helped with multiple AFF events. She inspires everyone around her with her kindness and enthusiasm and is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, no matter the task. Cheryl Tomashek, we thank you for your dedication and years of service and with a grateful heart we honor you as our 2017 Volunteer of the Year.
2016 Volunteer of the Year – Melissa Smith is truly a game-changer! She has been with AFF from the very beginning and has committed herself to helping at every major AFF event since. Any time she is asked to help, she does, even if it is inconvenient and she has to rearrange her schedule to make it happen. It would be difficult to even list all the ways she has helped, because she often does things on her own. Never asking for anything in return and never calling attention to her service. Her commitment to the cause runs deep and has spilled over into her sweet children, who also pitch in and help consistently. At the Inaugural Walk by Faith, her children were pushed in a stroller. They no longer need a stroller, but you will most definitely find them at Walk by Faith, often one of the first to arrive helping their mom and dad set up. These kiddos have even gone so far as to fundraise themselves, selling precious handmade artwork to raise money for AFF. Volunteering for AFF is a family affair and each member of the Smith Family contributes in a special way. Melissa, Bryan, Cole, Jett, and Lyla, we thank you for your dedication and years of service and with a grateful heart we honor you as our 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
JENNIFER PISANI (May 2020)
MARISA MAXEY (October 2019)
Who is in your family and where do you live?
I live in Kingwood with my husband, Paul and my two boys, Tucker (20) and Cameron (15).
What is one thing that most people would be surprised to know about you?
I have ran 25 marathons! Most people know I run but not that many, I guess! >> READ MORE
KAYLIE KOEHLER (September 2019)
LISA HOLLEY (August 2019)
Lisa Holley is the founder of Holley’s Hope, an extension of Addi’s Faith Foundation that focuses on supporting families who have lost a child. She is an amazing asset to AFF and we are thrilled to walk along side her and her mission of providing healing to families affected by the pain of losing a child. Lisa can be found at most AFF events wholeheartedly giving herself to our mission of ending childhood cancer. >> READ MORE