Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Du Maurier

Volunteer Spotlight: Julia Du Maurier

Julia Du Maurier recently moved to Hawaii. She found her way to The Institute for Human Services, Inc. (IHS) while searching for volunteer opportunities online. She was impressed with the organization and its programs, so she decided to volunteer. She gives of her time weekly in the Development department where she provides administrative support for critical fundraising programs to run shelters, outreach, family, housing, and meal programs. With nine shelters island wide and nine service programs, IHS requires a team of nearly 200 to run smoothly.

Julia says there’s a similarity between military life and the experience of homelessness. “We’re transient and often find ourselves displaced and in new places without friends and family in which our destiny is out of our control,” Julia says. “So, in some ways, the military community really understands the emotional experience that so many of those who are struggling also feel.”

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