Today was my first day at my new job at FamilyWorks! I have been hired as the volunteer coordinator of this cool nonprofit, whose mission is to “nourish and strengthen individuals and families by connecting people with support, resources, and community.”
In a nutshell, FamilyWorks helps connect community members with important resources, such as the food bank, resource center, and parenting classes.
At FamilyWorks, I will be responsible for running the volunteer program which has about 200-250 volunteers, with 40-50 coming regularly. Volunteers are needed for the food bank, resource center, and special events, including festivals and fundraising events (of course, local Seattleites, if you are interested, contact me at FamilyWorks!).
I’m excited, because this is a place where I can finally put my “do good” aspirations into practice! I get to work with some fun and dedicated staff, interact with community members and help volunteers find meaningful and inspiring activities. That’s right up my alley.
This new position is very part-time, which will allow me to pursue consulting opportunities, such as writing profiles, editing websites, ghostblogging, materials development, social media, grantwriting, and other communications/marketing projects.
More to come…