The success or failure of all non-profit organizations, community events and grass-roots efforts is directly tied to the availability of volunteers. It's the connection between the volunteers and the opportunities that has been missing. To that end, the Volunteer Center connects motivated volunteers with those needing their time, energy and expertise.

  • Meet the Board

    Martha Mae "Marti" Crane, Board Member, Executive Director

    Valley Springs, CAFebruary 2002

    • Volunteer Driver - The Volunteer Center
    • Escrow Officer - (20 years) - Retired
    • Senior Network of Calaveras County - Member
    • Valley Springs Youth and Family Center - Past Bd. President, Past Board Secretary, New Facility Acquisition & Development
    • Valley Springs Optimist Club, Event Coordinator, Club Secretary
    • Support of the Arts and Community:Friends of the Library - Annual Melodrama fundraiserMaster Gardener Program - University of California ExtensionCalaveras Youth Mentoring Program - Annual Follies FundraiserCommunity / Youth Theater“Santa’s Express” - The Resource Connection
    • Red Cross Volunteer
    • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer
    • In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee


    Melinda Williams, Personnel Liaison


    Past President
    Past Vice President
    Mokelumne Hill, CA
    April 1991

    • Volunteer Driver - The Volunteer Center
    • Calaveras Public Utilities District (32 years) - Retired
    • Reach for Recovery - Breast Cancer - Licensed “Fitter” for Breast Cancer Patients
    • Beard, Land & Investment Company, Member Board of Directors
    • Modesto Empire Traction Company (Railroad)

    Mary Ash, Board Member

    Past PresidentPast Vice President Valley Springs, CAApril 1993

    • Volunteer Driver - The Volunteer Center
    • “Santa’s Express” - The Resource Connection
    • Elementary School Teacher (32 years) - Retired
    • Ombudsman (10 years)
    • California Teachers Association (42 years)
    • American Legion Post 102 (12 years), Chaplin (2 years)
    • In-home Supportive Services Advisory Coummittee Member

    Judy McMurty, Office Assistant, Board Member

    Mountain Ranch, CAOctober 2012

    • Prior Owner: Calaveras County KCFA Radio Station 106.1 FM
    • Advocate & Support: ARC and Goldstrike Residence (2 years)(Supporting adults with learning disabilities.)
    • Volunteer Sheriff Department (2011 to present)
    • Public Access TV: Show Host & Program Anchor (1998 to present)
    • Resource Connection Food Bank (2010 to present)
    • Women's Jail Ministry (2011 to present)
    • Volunteer Driver - The Volunteer Center

    Janice Bassett, Recording Secretary, Board Member

    Valley Springs, CAOctober 2017

    • Valley Springs Youth and Family Center:Board member and secretary since 2011Executive Director - 5 years
    • Superior Court, Court Room Clerk, Santa Cruz, 19 years
    • SEIU, Field Organizer - 2 years
    • Wallace/Burson Association , member since 2012
    • Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program, former mentor
    • Poet and Ukelele player

    , Office Assistant, Board Member

    San Andreas, CADecember 2005

    • The Volunteer Center - Volunteer Driver, Financial/Data Entry Officer
    • Friends of the Calaveras County Library
    • “Santa’s Express” - The Resource Connection
    • Mark Twain Hospital Auxiliary
    • Calaveras Twirlers Square Dance Club, Secretary
    • New Directions for Women, Orange County (9 years)
    • Treasurer, Manzanita Writers Press
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