Being engaged in my community and the world is very important to me. As often as I can, I try to get out and volunteer with organizations I believe in. Below are a few of the more meaningful volunteer experiences I’ve had.
Salvadoran Enterprises for Women (SEW) October 2013 – October 2014
I helped purchase and set up the organization’s first CRM, I update and maintain their website, translate as needed, and take the lead on online communications. Recently, I have helped set up Run for SEW – a new fundraising strategy. In October 2014, I joined SEW’s board of directors.
Girls on the Run February – June 2012 and March – May 2014
I worked through the Girls on the Run curriculum with a group of 3rd-5th grade girls. The curriculum covers everything from positivity to media literacy all while getting 8 – 10 year olds ready to run a 5k.
Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (WICIR-Washtenaw County, Michigan) November 2011 – February 2012
I edited translations of emails and interpreted during a community meeting.
Johnson County Public Health May 2010 – June 2011
I translated documents, edited translations, and interpreted for WIC appointments; this included linguistic as well as cultural translation and making the mothers comfortable in an unfamiliar situation.
Wesley Foundation Delegation to El Salvador March 2008 and March 2011
I helped to prepare the delegations by providing background reading, leading discussions, and helping with fundraising. While in El Salvador, I was the primary interpreter for the group.