Sandra Sandoval has been a part of the MEND volunteer community for the past seven months. She came to MEND as a volunteer looking not only to give back but to improve her job skills. Shortly after her arrival, she was placed in MEND’s Computer Lab. She volunteers about 30 hours a week in the lab performing various tasks such as client support, computer teacher/substitute, data entry, office receptionist, registration/enrollment event lead, outreach and volunteer trainer. Essentially, she helps out where needed.
In her off time, MEND is not far away from Sandra’s mind. She is known to distribute event flyers to community members and referring individuals who need help. Rubicela Ochoa, MEND’s Computer Lab Coordinator, describes Sandra as a quick learner, highly motivated, loyal and dependable. Computer Lab students also sing high praises of Sandra. They recognize her passion for the community when teaching.
For Sandra, she is grateful for her continued service at MEND. “The volunteer training I receive here at MEND has expanded my knowledge to succeed in my future career” she concludes.