Meet Rachel Fillingim, AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement, currently serving with the Mobile Baykeeper organization, in the Mobile Baykeeper AmeriCorps program.
1. What motivated you to join AmeriCorps? I was motivated to join AmeriCorps because I wanted an opportunity to engage in meaningful work that also allowed me to connect with others in my community.
2. What would you like to get out of this service opportunity? I would like to further develop my professional communication skills while also gaining a deeper understanding of the work performed by environmental advocacy organizations.
3. What will your service focus on for the 2019-20 program year? During this program year, my service will focus on seeking out and engaging volunteers, in addition to collaborating with other local groups, in order to increase participation and awareness of environmental stewardship activities.
4. What are your plans after AmeriCorps? I plan to pursue a position in Mobile working with public outreach and environmental education.
Thank you for your service, Rachel!