Dedicated, caring, committed and always willing to lend a hand. These are the excellent descriptors of Snowfest committee member Amy Welch. Another? Lots of fun
CASA just held its 21st annual Snowfest at Loon Mountain and despite the wild weather, the event was a huge success due in large part to Amy’s efforts.
Amy first came to volunteer with CASA in 2013 because she was ready to get involved in her community. She learned of CASA during a presentation at work and after speaking with friends and coming to understand its mission, she first volunteered on the marketing and communications committee before shifting to events, specifically Snowfest.
“It’s so funny that Snowfest is the event I chose because I hate the cold!” Amy says.
Though she doesn’t ski, Amy spends the day at Snowfest helping with registration, raffle sales and pitching in wherever she can in the Governor’s Pavilion. Being there is fun because she loves being part of the excitement of the day and being able to celebrate our advocates for all they do.
Her participation in Snowfest goes beyond day-of duties. For the last couple years Amy has driven the event’s incredible raffle, and she has used her marketing skills to assist with developing new materials to help spread the word about Snowfest, among numerous other roles she has taken on to help make the event a success.
She landed as a Snowfest committee volunteer because she says one naturally gravitates to what they’re comfortable with and good at. As a senior manager at wedü, a digital marketing agency in Manchester, Amy wanted to use her skills to help build an event that shows our advocates that not only CASA supports them and the important work they’re doing, but so does the community around them. Event planning and organizing was the perfect fit.
“These kids are so fortunate to have a CASA as part of their lives. We do what we can to support and celebrate (CASA volunteer advocates) at Snowfest, but they deserve so much more!”
What Amy says she loves most about volunteering with CASA is how deeply committed everyone associated with the organization is, whether a CASA volunteer advocate, a committee volunteer, board member or employee.
When she was doing her research, Amy was particularly impressed with CASA’s low administrative overhead and how people spoke about CASA with such pride.
“Even with just people I meet around town, everyone who knows CASA is so enthusiastically supportive and proud of the organization,” Amy says. “How can you not want to be a part of that positive energy?”