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The Many Benefits of Volunteering

Jen Snow

Volunteer Diane Griffin recently returned from her volunteer assignment with Winrock in Mali, coming home inspired and enriched.

“This assignment had a huge impact for me personally. As a person of African descent, I have always had a great desire to positive impact the lives of other peoples of African descent. To be able to share my knowledge while learn more about the culture of my ancestors always makes working in Africa a special experience for me. Professionally, this assignment was beneficial for me because it gave me an opportunity to provide training to illiterate people, a skill that I had never employed before. This assignment has increased my interest in doing future business in Mali. I have gained valuable knowledge about the country and made useful contacts.”

Thanks for your hard work & spirit, Diane!