As part of our Nonprofit Interview Series, Common Good VT’s Summer Intern, Ayden Carpenter, spoke with Advocate, Director of Outreach/ Prevention/Education and the Volunteer Coordinator, Lurcia Missakila of HOPE Works. HOPE Works is a Chittenden county based nonprofit that focuses on issues related to sexual violence. The organization’s mission and proximity to UVM and Champlain College places HOPE Works in the rare position of having a large amount of volunteers, particularly during the school year. Among other topics, Lurcia and Ayden talk about how HOPE Works leverages this extra support in their programing, essential in a time of funding challenges across the sector.
The mission and resources of HOPE Works many be different to those of your organization but they face many of the same issues as your organization. Give the interview a listen and see if any of the ideas spark something new.