Laura Starts New Job

That’s right! At the time of this writing, I am officially fully employed! Thank you to everyone who gave me advice, recommendations, ideas, and support as I searched for volunteer opportunities.

I’ve been working at Environment Wisconsin, my first half-time placement since the beginning of October, so just over two months now. My title is Office Support, and I work for three of the members of Environment Wisconsin: RENEW Wisconsin, the Sierra Club (John Muir Chapter) and the Partnership for the National Trails System. More on these later.

Today was my first day at the second of two half-time placements: the Ice Age Trail Alliance. As one of the twenty-eight National Scenic and Historic Trails, the Ice Age Trail Alliance dovetails nicely with my work at the Partnership for the National Trails System. In fact, as I catalogued articles in the Ice Age Trail’s quarterly newsletter, Mammoth Tales, I noticed many names I already knew, including Gary Werner, my boss at the Partnership. Ahh, it feels like home already.

Looks like I’ll be working partly on the article catalog and partly on organizing the IAT’s archives (something I know how to do pretty well already thanks to my work with the Sierra Club.)

So there you have it: a fully-employed professional volunteer. Good thing it only took four months!

  1. #1 by randall stoesz on December 7, 2009 - 9:41 pm

    Do you have a split personality with two half time jobs with four different organizations? Professional volunteerism, not for the faint of heart!

  2. #2 by Ed Blume on December 8, 2009 - 9:10 am

    RENEW Wisconsin values Laura’s contributions to our work. She has boosted our social networking outreach tremendously. Our thanks to the MVS for connecting us with her!

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