My name is Lora, and I’m the new summer AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Consultant Summer Associate here at Rx Outreach.
Has this happened to you? In the middle of a seemingly normal conversation, there it is—that way too familiar sentence. “Then COVID-19 hit.”
My story is one of those stories. I was going along in my life as a mid-level manager. Then COVID-19 hit. I thought. Is this it? Is this all I am going to contribute? Just as I was thinking this, I heard about this volunteer position at Rx Outreach, and I knew this was the place for me.
Divine intervention? You can judge for yourself.
I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to help spread the word about Rx Outreach. I was blown away by the brilliant and straightforward “people-over-profits” philosophy that drives our work. I can’t wait to tell you all about my discoveries. There is so much wonderfulness coming out of this lean and not-at-all mean organization. And! It has not even been two weeks!
Also, I am thrilled to be learning more about social media. I hope to use this experience to get started on a second career. If my plan is successful, I will either be creating social media for not-for-profits or become a glamourous world-traveling social lifestyle expert and influencer.
I’ll let you know what I decide.
I’m not sure if you have heard about the VISTA program. It stands for Volunteers In Service to America, my second term as a VISTA. (I’ll tell you more about VISTA later.) I’m doing a summer assignment, but I plan on staying connected to this organization forever!
I love to travel, read, go for long walks, and swim. I live near Chicago, Illinois.