Downtown Women's Center
Volunteer Engagement Associate
February 2013 — Present
Responsible for the management of 4,300 volunteers yearly.
Provide regular training and supervision for the individual volunteer workforce at DWC. Also responsible for researching and implementing best practices regarding volunteer management, training, and tracking.
Educate volunteers on the history of DWC, boundaries, de-escalation, and mental illness as they pertain to the Skid Row homeless community.
Lead in the recruitment of all undergraduate interns for staff.
Represent DWC at third-party events, such as the Soroptimist Awards and
Active DOVIA-LA member and actively pursues and cultivates relationships and collaborations with outside agencies such as LAMP and Skid Row Housing Trust.
Provide human resources oversight for the individual volunteer base; responsible for managing volunteer conflicts, screening volunteers, and providing adequate followup.