We would like to thank all of our volunteers for everything that they do for our organization and candidates. This year, there’s one volunteer that stands out. The invaluable skills that she brought to our program as a volunteer, and how much heart and passion her work encompassed, we are thrilled that she’s now a part of our team.
As an Army wife of over 10 years, I have experienced so many highs and lows due to our sacrifice for our country. I got married in my last semester of college – earning my Bachelor of Business Administration, however, I was never able to use my degree because we had moved 5 times in 4 years – not a really good way to find and keep a job. After a tour in Germany, I decided my resume needed a fresh item and enrolled in college to get my MBA. Three kids and four years later – I finally graduated in December of 2018. At that point I was ready to find my first job, I was connecting and following like crazy on LinkedIn – hoping to find a connection that would finally lead me a remote position. MSCCN had posted about an internship opportunity, that sounded ideal for my lack of experience. I was graciously offered the position as an intern, which eventually led me to my current position with MSCCN & CASY as their Recruiter Connect Assistant & AJAH Program Assistant. I am grateful for MSCCN & CASY for seeing beyond the empty resume due to move after move. I love my new job and can’t wait to make their program even better for all the Veterans and Military Spouse that deserve gainful employment.
Tell me a little about why you first chose to volunteer with our organization.
It’s never about the pay. When you volunteer, you have a natural good feeling about being a part of the organization and doing the work you’re doing.
Outside of CASY & MSCCN, where do you like to volunteer?
I work a lot with my kids’ schools, and with our FRG (Family Readiness Group).
Why do you like to volunteer?
It was always my “me” time. I was doing something other than being just a mom or just a wife, it was something for me and something I could do, not because I HAD to.
It’s never about “what can I get out of it” when you volunteer, but what is something that you got from volunteering?
There’s the satisfaction in knowing that I’m helping other people, not to mention, it was easy for me to transition into a career; I got a job with CASY & MSCCN.
Thank you, Lindsey, for volunteering with our organization and in your community. We always seek to work with people with a heart for volunteering, and it’s our pleasure to work with you!