Beckley, W.VA. – Beckley City Councilwoman Ann Worley was appointed by Governor
Earl Ray Tomblin to serve as part of a bi-partisan commission on volunteerism and
A lifelong volunteer, Worley is passionate about engaging West Virginians
through service to solve problems in their communities.
“Helping raise awareness of volunteer opportunities in West Virginia is of
paramount importance to me,” said Worley. “I am excited to be a Commissioner
because of the potential to spread the word around the state about what Volunteer
West Virginia can offer.”
Worley started her volunteer journey as a Candy Striper in 1968 and has been
volunteering ever since in many different venues - from community theatre in Florida to
the local Community Emergency Response Team in Beckley.
“I was brought up with the belief that we have a duty to use our time and
talents to volunteer and make a contribution,” said Worley. “In my teens, my first
experience with volunteering was as a Candy Striper at Johns Hopkins Hospital working
with children with physical challenges. The moment I stepped into that volunteer role, I
was hooked! I love volunteering as you meet new people with like interests and have a
lot of fun while helping others.”
Ann Worley will serve a three-year term on the Volunteer West Virginia
Commission. The Commission manages West Virginia’s AmeriCorps programs and
provides more than 4 million dollars of federal funding to nonprofits across the state.
Commission programs impact each of West Virginia’s fifty-five counties and supports
national service and volunteer initiatives that focus on serving veterans, growing our
economic, historical and cultural resources, mentoring students, and improving literacy.