VOLUNTEER IN ACTION
Stan Vander Mey was nominated as Volunteer of the Month for August 2023 by Captain
Ronald Sheffer from California Highway Patrol (CHP) Oceanside Area 650. Stan joined
the Senior Volunteer Program (SVP) in 2014 and has completed over 4,500 service hours.
Stan was an SVP Administrator for four years and was a huge asset during the COVID-19
pandemic, during which he helped lead his station through some difficult times.
Stan has served as a Field Trainer for new volunteers, ensuring they are well-equipped
to conduct their road shifts safely and efficiently. Stan has also been responsible for
administration, public affairs, recruitment, and SVP child safety seat program coordination.
He participates in special events such as parades, DUI checkpoints, and toy distributions.
Stan’s favorite part of volunteering is the combination of meaningful community service
and connecting with fellow volunteers. Stan’s character is an example for his peers. He
is a professional leader, an excellent manager, and a calm, level-headed person. Stan’s
colleagues note that he has the ability to identify situations that may need attention and take appropriate action before there is escalation. Ron Sheffer, CHP SVP Administrator shares, “Stan always gives 100%
to all the activities he volunteers for with the SVP organization. The senior volunteers and CHP Officers recognize
his leadership, management, and teamwork abilities.” Congratulations, Stan, and thank you for the service to your