Meet our 2016 Interns
As an intern at KHK my responsibilities will include assisting in the running of orientation meetings. This will include checking people in, collecting data, and encouraging participants to contribute/share one thing they like doing. I will also do research on the benefits of volunteering and write one article a week to post on our blog. Additionally, I will assist, help prepare for, and run the ambassador meetings and help design a creative and fun program around KHK’s Giving Day. This includes helping assist, prepare, and energize students around this event.
I will be focusing on inputting information on survey monkey and analyzing the data. I applied to become an intern because I am not only becoming more involved with KHK, but I like the idea of helping out with technology. I believe that it is very important to be involved with an organization like this because it helps others, while also helping the volunteers with skills like leadership, confidence, and respect. I will gain many skills and further strengthen the ones I already have through KHK. Every little bit of help can make a huge difference in someone’s life!
I am inspired by what KHK offers middle and high school students. I work at the Stamford YMCA and want to help get kids involved in making a difference and having a KHK after school program makes that so easy! As a project manager, I help the YMCA ambassadors develop their projects and gain the needed skills to make them succesful. Within two weeks, we had our first youth led project. It is exhilarating to be trained as the YMCA facilitator and I have learned so much already.
I love technology and I have helped KHK transfer over their web content to a new word press web platform. I have also been involved in organizing the data process of keeping track of current and past volunteers using constant contact. In addition, I am a lead ambassador for the Quarterly Birthday Bash event.
I also like technology and want to learn more about how a nonprofit organization runs so I am looking to do many different things that KHK needs. I will be inputting information through survey money to track our volunteer and ambassador feedback. I will also be doing research to document how youth led service impact our community and the volunteers themselves. In addition, I will be looking for ways to structure and improve our monthly orientation meetings by attending and getting feedback from the guests.
Words from graduate interns ~Read what impact KHK has had in her life!
Kids Helping Kids has strengthened my people skills. Before joining, I could not imagine standing in front of a large group of kids and teenagers and being able to confidently speak and express my ideas. I was always the girl who knew the answer to a question or had an idea, but was too afraid to raise her hand during class. Kids Helping Kids has boosted my confidence and leadership skills. I never thought I would be able to run a project and organize a group of people, but KHK has taught me that even the quietest and shiest people have a voice. When I came to Kids Helping Kids, I did not know anyone, except my brother, and over the past few years working with Kids Helping Kids, I have made several friends that I am always excited to see whenever I attend meetings or events. Kids Helping Kids is a once in a lifetime experience that not only helps people in the community, but also helps people personally by bringing out the best in them. I recommend you get involved and see why I am so passionate about KHK!
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