VolunteerMatch’s Rookie: Learning the Ropes of Volunteer Engagement

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Hello everyone! My name is Sean Hisaka and I am the new Communications and Social Media intern at VolunteerMatch. I’m the new guy who will be contributing to the blogs and other social media platforms.

I have recently graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Japanese. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, so to work with VolunteerMatch in the heart of San Francisco is the type of dream that Tony Bennett used to sing of (I’m 22 years old, but an old soul when it comes to music).

I started out volunteering with the encouragement of my parents, both of whom work in California’s social sector. I had my first encounter with volunteerism working with the developmentally disabled. I helped in a thrift store where the proceeds benefited the education of those with developmental disabilities, and also performed in plays with these amazing individuals. Currently, I coach youth basketball, teach martial arts, and compose poetry when I’m not interning at VolunteerMatch.

My position as Communications and Social Media intern asks of me to write blogs, contribute to our Social Media outlets, and generally increase public awareness of VolunteerMatch and their endeavors. I will be writing blog posts about different activities involving volunteerism, volunteerism as a concept, along with my personal exploration into the sphere of social welfare. But all of this is done in the effort to inform, and to have you think.

I’m very excited to work with VolunteerMatch and to absorb as much as I can within my internship, while hoping to simultaneously learn alongside you about the different aspects of volunteering.

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