Veronica Rodriguez joined the MEND volunteer workforce almost a year and a half ago. Since then, she has been an invaluable member of the Welcome Center volunteers. Veronica was referred to MEND by the GAIN (Greater Avenues and Independence) program, a County work program, for job training opportunities. Among her duties at the Welcome Center include a receptionist at the front desk, lobby attendant, assisting the parking lot attendant, and even helping in the KinderCare.
Veronica volunteers at MEND about 30 hours a week and when she is not at MEND, she volunteers at her church distributing food. Veronica is described by her supervisor, Wilson Herrera, as a “hardworking and respectful person.” He adds, “she is always ready to help!”