SNAP Volunteer, Michael, came to SNAP in June 2017, wanting to be part of SNAP’s commitment to help others in need. He has lived in Spokane for nearly ten years, and he works part-time as a Student First trainer, educating students with different abilities about leadership, self-determination, self-advocacy, and transitioning into the adult world after high school.
He currently volunteers with SNAP Homeless Services as an employment specialist, assisting clients with their resumes, job searching, interview prep, and other aspects related to obtaining gainful employment.
Michael’s supervisor, Amanda, says that he has had a positive impact in working with individuals to increase their employment readiness as well assisting them to gain actual employment. She goes on to say, “One of the core components of our program is to ensure that clients increase their income. Michael is an integral part of reaching this goal.”
When asked if he has any advice for new or aspiring SNAP volunteers, Michael offers, “If you want to help don’t be afraid to ask. If you are looking for a place that can utilize your gifts and talents, SNAP does a good job of taking your talents and putting them to good use.”
In 2017 we fulfilled our mission with the help of 6,735 volunteer hours!