Meet the Team: Megan, Volunteer and Operations Coordinator

What is your role? What are your primary responsibilities?

My role at Live & Learn is Volunteer and Operations Coordinator. I am responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers, mentors, and interns. Plus, I assist in daily operational tasks for Live & learn. I work with volunteers in all capacities including creating and implementing workshops that teach important life skills to our clients. I also facilitate our mentoring program that offers additional support and encouragement to women of Live & Learn.

What is the biggest challenge you have in your job?

Adjusting to working remotely since Covid-19 hit! You have to get very creative in your efforts to reach and stay connected with volunteers when you can’t interact face to face with people like we used to. Volunteers are still needed more than ever before, it just requires a bit more improvising and adapting to virtual resources.

“It is a pleasure working with someone as passionate as Megan. She has helped revamp Live & Learn’s mentoring program and she has organized meaningful workshop options each month. We know she is making an impact in women’s lives when they tell us they can’t wait to meet with their mentor again or retake a workshop because they found it so meaningful.”

Iris, Community Engagement Manager

What is your favorite part of your job?

The most favorite part of my job is working with volunteers who are so excited and passionate about Live & Learn’s mission to empower women to break the cycle of generational poverty and achieve their goals. It’s been very rewarding for me to see first hand the impact a volunteer’s time, talent and efforts can have on another person’s life.