Professional volunteer manager with more than fifteen years of experience planning, developing and implementing volunteer programs.
Coordinated two literacy volunteer programs and managed two volunteer programs for volunteers over age 55. Recruited and trained volunteers, developed placements and ran day-to-day operations. Developed funding sources, wrote grants, planned volunteer appreciation events, special projects such as the SHAKE school supply collection program, and represented programs in the community.
Served four terms in full time National Service program. Tutored students in two Pasco elementary schools and coordinated Project Literacy, a volunteer program which places volunteers in Pasco schools to read with children. Increased number of volunteers by over 300%. Acted as mentor to first year AmeriCorps members and assisted with leadership training.
Directed Senior Companion Program, a national Senior Corps program which works to keep seniors as independent as possible. Managed approximately 75 volunteers, all over 55, who receive a stipend and expenses. Also assumed oversight of Volunteer Chore Services, a volunteer program which helps low income elderly with chores they cannot manage themselves.
Served as coordinator and then director of national Senior Corps program of over 1,200 volunteers, all over age 55.
Double Major in English and History, minor in Spanish. Graduated with Highest Honors.
1965-1967: Two years of graduate study in American Intellectual History.
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