Giving Compass’ Take:
• New England-based consultant Sarah A. Scala details her volunteer opportunities, including a college alumni advisory board, a leadership program and a women’s conference.
• What inspires you to give time? How do you identify the organizations that align with your skills?
Philanthropy and volunteer leadership have been a key part of my annual goal setting process. I volunteer at least once each month, and get great joy from helping others in my community — whether it’s those who are hungry, those who could use mentoring, or those who could benefit from learning.
Here are a few examples of how I have given back this year.
Green Mountain College Alumni Advisory Board: For the past 4 years I have served as the vice chair of this board of directors that works to engage alumni and support the college with their enrollment. I have served on panels for conferences and events, mock interviewed students as they practice for their job search, and helped to build a peer mentor program at the College.
Granite State Learning and Organizational Development Round Table: As the founder and co-chair of this 8 year-old professional association, I have led annual planning, scheduling of meetings, managing membership, and serving as the spokesperson for the group. This organization is free to members and my management of this group is voluntary.
Babson College Coaching for Leadership, and Teamwork Program: Serve Babson College students in their Coaching Leadership Program that supports first-year and fourth-year students.
Read the full article about giving back through volunteering by Sarah A Scala at medium.com.
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