It’s National Volunteer Week (April 19 – 25) and we want to shine the spotlight on our AmeriCorps VISTA, Dana Silverman. She decide to serve the community through a year of service to feed an altruistic spirit that had been leaning toward nonprofit work after many years of working in radio, television, and film. We are thrilled to have Dana’s creative energy contributing to our mission!
What is your job at BookSpring?
Through my service with AmeriCorps Vista, I am helping to develop BookSpring’s volunteer program! It’s my job to make sure BookSpring and the volunteers have the mutual support they need to keep the organization running smoothly.
What do you like about your job at BookSpring?
I enjoy interacting with new people! There’s also something new and exciting to do regarding volunteer operations every day.
What do volunteers mean to you?
As someone with volunteer experience, I know that organizations would not be able to achieve the desired scale and impact in their communities without the support of volunteers. The passion and attitude they generate help elevate any nonprofit. Volunteers add a positive energy that makes any organization a great place to work and spend time. Thank you for your service!
What would you like to tell the BookSpring audience?
I’ve met some incredibly wonderful people here who fully believe in BookSpring’s mission to build literacy in children and families through community, health care, and education partners. They genuinely want to make sure all kids grow up with the benefits that come from having books at an early age. I’ve never worked with such a caring and kind group before, and every member works hard every day to fulfill BookSpring’s work and message. I couldn’t do what I do without their incredible support.
A special thank you to the Corporation for National Service and OneStar Foundation for supporting nonprofits through VISTA placements.