Fresh Off the Press: Introducing Our New Intern

Hello! My name is Penelope Rivas and I am beyond excited about taking on the role of the new Communications and Social Media Intern here at VolunteerMatch!  I am most enthusiastic about being a part of an online community that is committed to promoting social justice, compassion and of course,  volunteerism.

I recently graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with degrees in English and Anthropology. While at Berkeley, I spent some time volunteering for a diverse array of organizations. I formerly worked for an organization called Teach in Prison, where I was given the rare opportunity to tutor inmates at San Quentin State Prison. I also volunteered as a Language Partner to scholars whose second language was English for the YWCA, which focused on women’s empowerment. At the end of the day, volunteering has proven to be invaluable to my personal development and has led me to pursue an internship at VolunteerMatch.

My role as a Communications and Social Media Intern will involve working closely with the Communications team to create online content that will serve to deepen your understanding of VolunteerMatch as a valuable resource. Given that VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit organization, I hope to focus content on areas such as social entrepreneurship and volunteer engagement. I’d like to take this opportunity to get to know more about you. What specific challenges are you running into, in terms of volunteer engagement?

If you have any further questions regarding VolunteerMatch or my role as an intern, feel free to leave me a comment below!