Volunteer Projects & Lessons Learned

 

The most important lesson learned from volunteering:

 It is so much better to give than to receive.

I have profited one hundred fold from volunteering .

 

 

Latest Projects - 

Palos Verdes Library District Peninsula Center Book Sale Volunteer: Working at the monthly Book Sales to assist in the many projects supported by the Volunteers. There is so much to be done to help patrons part with their precious cash in exchange for books and CDs and DVDs and magazines. It is all good stuff to somebody. And the Volunteers and Library Staff (one and ALL) are simply the best! I love spending time here. 

Mary and Joseph League: Board member (2 terms) as Secretary & Treasurer; worked on several committees including Development & Fundraising for the Retreat Center; led the By-Law Reform Committee; worked on all fundraising events for four years as Head of Silent Auctions; Raffle ticket sales;

published newly revised Newsletter to all League members; developed & spearheaded Volunteer Recognition events including yearly Teas. Retreats. and Holiday Appreciation Gathering.

Palos Verdes Library District Volunteer Docent: Taught Basic Computer Skills, Introduction to the Internet and Social Media to partrons several time a week. Created & prepared own materials and suggested new courses as time progressed. 

St. John Fisher Religious Education Program & Parish Projects: certified catechist for multiple grade levels; member of Adult Education Committee; worked as sponsor in both adult & Children's RCIA program; worked within various ministries throughout the parish; worked on the Summer Drama Program for all children as well as the Nativity Pageant for a number of years.

Theatrical ExperienceI've got enough to fill an another page - and I did! Read about those exploits on the page titled "Theatre and Show Business".

Some Earlier Projects:

I began volunteering when I was a Girl Scout and have never really stopped. When I worked for Security Pacific National Bank, we had a corps of about 300 employees who would volunteer on a regular basis. At marathons we would serve as registration personnel and as load-in/load-out assistance. We would work large charity dinners and events as wait staff and bartenders to help save money on the venue.  
 
I worked on the Human Rights Campaign as part of the Silent and Live Auction staff. That eventually lead to paid positions with LA City Arts at their galas as Silent and Live Auction staff.