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Gemma Guenther

Gemma Guenther

Volunteer Management and Non-profit Administration





Passages Hospice

Volunteer Services Liaison

Supervised 6 administrative volunteers who contributed over 300 hours in 7 months, equivalent to an 8-hour shift each week. Audited 200 prospective volunteer files for required documentation; navigating their onboarding process to completion. Communicated weekly with volunteer coordinators regarding compliance and changes in procedures as directed by the volunteer manager.

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The Nature Conservancy

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Managed over 500 volunteer records for accuracy, drafting messages for the recreation team, managing weekly RSVP lists, screening new volunteers and corresponding with volunteers, staff and partners. Assisted with special events including planning, registration and programming for the annual volunteer recognition dinner for 120 guests as well as large-scale volunteer workdays for 50-100 people including National Public Lands Day, The Wetlands Initiative corporate workday and Unitarian-Universalist young adult retreats.



Freelance Copywriter / Web

Updated web pages for Marquette University using Dreamweaver

UWM Post

Chief Copy Editor

Supervised four copy editors. Edited copy for grammar and AP stye errors.

Pettit National Ice Center

Public Relations Intern

Updated winter and spring guides using QuarkXPress. Added content to website using Dreamweaver. Designed fliers and newspaper ad.

Meadville Lombard Theological School

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BA, Public Relations, Journalism, German, Digital Arts & Culture