Kristen is the Volunteer Coordinator for United Way of Walla Walla County. Her passion is to link volunteers to oportunities in our community.
1. How did you become involved in non-profit work?
I started volunteering when I was 19. I have always been very action-oriented, so when I realized that the only person getting in the way of making positive changes around our community was me, I started volunteering. Volunteering is an investment in people and your environment, so, very quickly I began to build community and resources around me and saw with great big eyes, the heroic work our non-profits muster. When I was 21, AmeriCorps recruited me for a team member position. Participating in this community as an AmeriCorps member launched my work with non-profits exponentially and further inspired me to work toward change in my community. Being employed in meaningful work supersedes many other aspirations.