By day, Melinda is the Director of Volunteer Engagement at Special Olympics Southern California and teaches a course on volunteer management at University of San Diego. But, by night (well, before 9pm at least – she has two kids so let’s be real) she is a volunteer service fanatic.
She often forces her children to volunteer, hey, they’re under 4 so they don’t know what is going on, and often
bribes persuades her family and friends to tag along. She is gifted at conversation and successfully weaves Harry Potter into everything – really, it’s a gift.
But in all seriousness, she is committed to making San Diego the finest volunteering city and is proud to serve by many who feel the same. “When I learned about HandsOn San Diego, I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of this important initiative. I kind of stalked the Founder, Jaci, until she let me play a role. I am excited to be serving as the Board Chair in 2017 and look forward to making building on the strengths of many.”
Her favorite HandsOn moment so far was leading a beach cleanup while wearing her her youngest kiddo on her chest. He kept trying to steal the pen when volunteers were signing in.