Community Volunteer Stories
Dorothy Kushner, retired Computer Professional
When Dorothy's application came to us, we zeroed in on her professional background. It isn't every day that a retired woman shows up here with over 30 years of experience in the computer industry, some of it from back in the IBM Mainframe days.
Our volunteer outreach coordinator Bill Bracket phoned her immediately and gave her several options where her skills could be used to help with organization web sites.
She is currently advising us on the overhaul of our very own ConnectingVolunteers.org web site, and when that has stabilized she will move on to help some of our other nonprofits.
Here's an interesting twist: Dorothy is a seasonal resident of Sarasota, where her granddaughters live, but her "season" is September-January. The rest of the year she lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. She calls herself a "sunbird." She can do her volunteering year-round, wherever there is an Internet connection.