Our Volunteers

The Family for Life staff includes caring volunteers who have extensive experience in working with children including: social workers, teachers, and parents - all staff members share a common philosophy and ethic that supports positive and well-balanced child and family development.

Arlene Mendoza, LVN

Arlene is our Camp Nurse. She is employed by the San Marcos CISD in the medically fragile unit at Goodnight Jr. High.

JC Wright

JC is currently a student at Texas State University. He has been a camp buddy since March of 2007. His interests are working out and working with children.

Rose Oldja

Rose has been a family buddy since 2008. She is graduate of Texas State University and Teacher in Waco, Texas. Her favorite thing about volunteering is: "I enjoy the family of Volunteers, I feel good because I am helping someone else and something bigger than myself. I like the knowledge that comes with the demographic that I would not normally have. Also over time it has shown me that I can still be close to my siblings even though we have issues and at times are dysfunctional, its important for us to have connection."

Joe Rodriguez

Joe is a Board Member and serves as Public Relations Chair with various businesses in our community. He is a chef by nature and loves to cook for the campers and volunteers. He serves as a consultant to the Care Team.

Mari Garza

Mari began volunteering for F4L in 2004. She ia an Attorney and is the F4L President.

Irene Rodriguez

Irene is a dedicated F4L Board Member and has been volunteering with the camp since 2005. She is an active fundraiser and sells raffle tickets, candy and conducts garage sales to keep the camps going.

Tiffany Carnes

Tiffany is a founding Board Member and has been serving Family for Life since 2002. She is an attorney and mother to son,Kade. She enjoys competing in Triathalons and Marathons!