Our Volunteer Internship Program would not be possible without the dedications of Tati Paz, the Volunteer Manager, and Andrea Ortega, the Executive Director. They are the backbone of CBOB’s Volunteer Internship Program.
Andrea started the VIP Program two years ago with three interns, and she has watched the program get better and better each semester through learning and leading the interns and CBOB. Finding interns that “make it happen” and desire to learn has allowed Andrea to teach the necessary skills to be successful in this internship so that CBOB can thrive, and the interns can develop and grow skills that will ensure a successful future for themselves.
“My job is the best. I get to be there for every position which I love. At one point, I had been every job so now seeing the team working cohesively makes me feel like I got people who have my back and I hope they feel the same from me! I get to oversee all programs, decisions and anything CBOB,” said Andrea about her experience as Executive Director for CBOB.
Tati oversees all of the Standard Operation interns by providing them with the tools, knowledge and support to perform their tasks to the best of their ability. She meets with the interns weekly over Google Hangouts to provide feedback and prepare them for their next tasks. Her favorite part about being the Volunteer Manager is collaborating with the interns on their ideas to help them implement them.
“I have grown so much by working for CBOB. CBOB feels like a big family in which there is constant love and support, making you feel like there's nothing you cannot accomplish. My leadership skills are probably what have developed the most. I think my professionalism and public speaking have also improved considerably. Leading meetings, running events, brainstorming ideas, working as a team, and contacting outside businesses in a professional manner become second nature. I believe that after working for CBOB, I am much better equipped to enter the workforce,” Tati said about her experience as Volunteer Manager for CBOB.
If you’d like to join the family, please apply by December 4th at www.chbob.org/apply!