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Volunteer Spotlight: Jenna Mushro

March 13, 2020 1:00PM

Everything that BET8平台登录会员 Minnesota offers would not be possible without the amazing work of our volunteers. Often their work is done behind the scenes. To thank our volunteers and bring their efforts to light, we regularly showcase them in a Volunteer Spotlight.

Meet Jenna Mushro, 苹果BET8平台登录链接 Volunteer Committee volunteer!

Volunteer Since: 2016

Job Title: Communications Manager

Company: RiverSource Life Insurance

1. Why did you decide to become a volunteer with 苹果BET8平台登录链接?

I decided to become an BET8平台登录会员 volunteer to meet other professionals that are passionate about marketing. When I moved back to Minneapolis from Des Moines in 2015, getting involved in 苹果BET8平台登录链接 instantly connected me with like-minded individuals and made the transition so much easier.

2. What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer on your committee?

Volunteering on BET8平台登录会员 committees have been extremely valuable. Connecting with people at events is great, but there’s something to be said about the deep connections you make volunteering. I love the opportunity to give back to a non-profit that has taught me so much. I’ve gained leadership skills by leading teams, managing events, attending national BET8平台登录会员 conferences, and working with the best in marketing.

3. Why is being a volunteer with 苹果BET8平台登录链接 important to you?

I enjoy meeting with people in the 苹果BET8平台登录链接 community to learn about their volunteer goals and connect them with a committee that they can learn and grow in. Working with awesome committee members also makes the experience fun and exciting, of course.

4. What’s the one thing you wish others knew about volunteering with 苹果BET8平台登录链接? What makes it unique?

You get from it what you put in. To be a volunteer you don’t have to feel tied to a set number of hours each week or a certain project. If you are up front about your goals, work capacity, and skills, 苹果BET8平台登录链接 allows you to make a volunteer role your own. Also, don’t feel like you have to do something you’re already a rockstar at. If you are a master event planner at your day job, try a gig on the marcomm team to diversify your skills.

5. What is some of the best advice you've received in your career?

Always stay curious. Ask questions. Be you.

6. Besides volunteering, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love taking spin classes, watching Minnesota sports (go Vikings!), and traveling as much as possible. One of my travel goals is to visit at least one different National State Park each year. On the list for 2020 is Banff!

Connect with Jenna on LinkedIn!

Interested in being a volunteer? Check out our volunteer opportunities here!