Golden Valley’s Citizen Volunteer Program Changes Name, Mission Remains the Same
Golden Valley’s Human Services Commission, a longstanding organization dedicated to assisting the city’s most vulnerable residents, has recently undergone some transformations to adapt to the changing landscape of volunteerism.
After more than thirty years of service, the commission has rebranded itself.
“The Human Services Commission is now called the Community Service Commission,” stated Denise La-Mere Anderson, Golden Valley Council Member. “It’s a really wonderful commission made up of citizen volunteers who raise money to donate to Golden Valley residents in need.”
The Community Service Commission continues to support a wide range of individuals within the Golden Valley community, from providing essential items like diapers to supporting programs such as Meals On Wheels, food shelves, and services for at-risk youth.
Commission Gives Thousands Each Year to City’s Most Vulnerable
“The Community Service Commission is able to give upwards of $50,000 to $70,000 a year to help our community members in need,” said La-Mere Anderson.
Another change resulting from the transformation is that the commission now meets less frequently to align with the evolving preferences of volunteers in 2023 compared to those of the past.
Nonetheless, the primary goal of the Community Service Commission remains unchanged.
“Figure out how the city can best give away money to those non-profits who most need it and to be serve our community and those members in need,” La-Mere Anderson said.
To learn more about volunteering opportunities with the newly renamed Community Service Commission, visit the city of Golden Valley’s website.