• Whitney Kippes

Volunteering local with the 2018 Junior Achievement Entrepreneurship Summit

When I moved back to the DC area two years ago, I started looking for ways to get involved in the local community. I wanted to do something where not only my hands would be helpful, but somewhere that I could use my skills and my expertise. I figured using my non-profit fundraising expertise would be a natural fit, but I wasn't able to find a good fit in my area.

Volunteering local is one thing - but volunteering local where your knowledge and expertise are put to direct use? That's a different kind of reward entirely.

I finally found a good fit when I recalled my mother volunteering with Junior Achievement when I was in school, and what a great experience that had been for her. Being self-employed, I reached out directly to the volunteer coordinators, to make sure my name was on their list the next time they needed volunteers.