Rose is one of our talented Auxiliary Board members who has been involved with the House over the last three years. She works at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has dedicated many hours to the House to continue increasing support for our organization.

What motivated you to volunteer with Association House of Chicago?

While setting up roots in Chicago, I wanted to get involved in an organization that I could grow with and one that had a strong history of positively impacting the community. I was initially attracted to the diverse group of programs the House offers to the people they serve and it continuously motivates me stay involved with volunteering and fundraising.

What makes this volunteer experience a meaningful use of your time?

I feel connected to the House through being a member of the Auxiliary Board and from the various staff and volunteers I’ve met over the last couple years. By building relationships with the House, continuously learning more about what it offers, and hearing so many positive stories, I find any time spent with the House to be a good use of my time that has a positive influence on the community.

What is the biggest personal benefit you receive as a volunteer with our organization?

The biggest personal benefit that I receive from the House is feeling like a member of the House and the community it serves. To me, being a part of something bigger than me is so important and the House has helped me find that.

What has been the most memorable accomplishment during your volunteer experience?

Hearing personal stories is my favorite part of volunteering. One of the areas I have been involved with is helping with the Financial Careers Training Program and helping with mock interviews. It is great seeing individuals graduate from the program, lift each other up and invest in themselves.

What advice would you give to those considering volunteering their time to our organization?

Get involved! You’ll get just as much out of it from the volunteer experience and I’ll bet you’ll want to come back and volunteer for more once you build some relationships with people at the House. There are programs you can volunteer with, specific events, the Auxiliary Board of Young Professionals, and so much more. There is a spot for everyone to find their right volunteer fit at the House!