Gail Clarkin is the RSVP Volunteer of the Month for March 2020. She is part of the Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP) at the Coronado Police Department and was nominated by John Meyers, the Coronado Police Department’s Volunteer Coordinator.
Gail started volunteering with the Coronado SVP in 2013. She began by conducting regular patrols, but quickly advanced to take on additional roles. For instance, Gail coordinates essential SVP trainings and ensures that training requirements are completed. She reviews and compiles a host of the statistical data that is critical to supporting ongoing SVP and police department operations. Gail is also in charge of the Fourth of July memorial, which honors the Coronado SVP members who have died in the past year.
Gail always finds time to assist at special events and help with the monthly SVP meetings. She is now also one of the organizers for the annual recognition dinner honoring SVP members. In addition, Gail serves on the board that oversees and directs SVP activities, and helps ensure that the SVP team provides the best possible support to the police department and the residents of Coronado.
When Gail is not in Coronado at the station, you might find her across the bridge, where she volunteers in San Diego with homeless women at Rachel’s Women’s Center, which she has done for more than twenty years. Gail was also Catholic Charities’ “Volunteer of the Year” in 2011.
Gail has lived in Coronado for over fifty years, raising her two children there. She has been a wonderful addition to the Coronado Senior Volunteer Patrol, as well as to the community at large. Thank you, Gail, for your many valuable contributions!