I want to reflect upon my volunteering experience … and engage you in thinking of your own. Does volunteering pique a developing interest? What specifically do you, or have you done to volunteer? Did the time fly when you were engaging in the experience? What were you responsible for in the role?
Even if it’s low key, your contribution and what you gain from any volunteering experience is of value.
Job Placement Network
For three years, back in 2006 – 2008, I chaired the Job Placement Network group. So, my interest was (and remains so) networking! My role to serve as the leader of this diverse group of community service providers offered me the opportunity to expand upon my existing skill set.
I tasked myself to administrate to the non-profit’s mission, organize meetings, market to employers, design and deliver materials and resources, recruit members, communicate ideas and detailed information, and most importantly network, network, network! And have fun!
Your network can grow as much as your mind can think. And there is no limit to your thoughts!
Currently, the networking group has not been engaged, although I’m sure hopeful in the future with new leadership, JPN can really make a splash in the future of our community!
Here’s a quick slide show about JPN designed in 2008.
If you are interested, (how about you, you wonderful Drake student?) please contact me for more information.
My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people find a place in the workforce