About three years ago, Jennifer Turner signed up as a 3 Cups of Coffee mentor. “I have had some great mentors in my life and wanted to give back,” Jennifer recalled.
Since becoming a mentor, Jennifer has made a huge difference for our clients. “I mentored a woman reentering the workforce, and we worked together on how to properly answer behavior-based interview questions and discussed what employers are looking for during an interview,” Jennifer remembered. “After just two cups of coffee, she successfully gained employment.”
Jennifer not only mentors, she is a member of our Corporate Advisory Committee, conducts virtual mock interviews for clients, has written a blog post for our website, and helps promote our work whenever she can.
“Volunteering with PA Women Work is a great opportunity to help others. Not only has the organization impacted so many of their clients’ lives, through volunteering I have improved my own resume, developed my professional network and boosted my self-esteem, as well,” Jennifer said. “It is a wonderful feeling to be at the point of my career where I can give back.”
Volunteers like Jennifer make our work possible. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up for one of our opportunities today!
After volunteering for our annual Circle of Hope Awards Dinner in 2011, Lindsay was eager to jump in head-first and get more involved with the organization.
“Listening to the clients speak about their stories and how PA Women Work helped them through their career transition, I knew I had to do more and wanted to be involved,” Lindsay remembered.
Since then, Lindsay has volunteered on multiple event committees; fundraises through the Highmark Walk every year; contributes to the Silent Auction; assisted with our virtual event, Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow; and helped with our advocacy efforts. “My second year involved, I traveled to Harrisburg for ‘advocacy day’ to speak to our legislators about New Choices. I got to spend the day with clients of PA Women Work and learn and listen to their stories,” Lindsay shared that this was one of her favorite memories as a volunteer.
Additionally, Lindsay is an active member of our Corporate Advisory Committee. In her role at BNY Mellon as Lead Manager, Payroll Tax and Accounting, she actively encourage her colleagues to support PA Women Work in various ways throughout the year.
Thank you to Lindsay for your continued support of our organization! We are so lucky to have you on our team. If you’d like to join Lindsay as a volunteer, sign up for one of our current virtual volunteer opportunities today.