My name is Brittany Herrmann and I've worked at Hand-in-Hand for a year now. Previously, I had volunteered here for a little over a year, which puts me at being involved with the organization for over 2 years.
I do a little bit of everything in regards to our evening/weekend and other respite programs. I’m in charge of planning 5 different programs and schedules: People with Purpose participant and staff schedules, Evening/Weekend recreational activities participant and staff schedules, and lastly the volunteer schedules. I also manage all the volunteers for our programs. I coordinate and collect all the billing for multiple programs including People with Purpose, Evening/Weekend programs, after-school program, summer enrichment program, and Camp Hand-in-Hand. I also review and allocate monies to individuals for scholarship requests.
Another area I manage is facilitating recreational special events/programs such as Dekhockey, Bobber Buddies, Camp, Chili Cook-Off, and the Special Needs Resources Expo. Additionally, I work with other area agencies, such as Family Care Solutions, to ensure coordination between their staff and ours for Hand-in-Hand programs, as well as building partnerships between Hand-in-Hand and those agencies/organizations. This includes community outreach, presentations, and talks about what we we’re all about at Hand-in-Hand.
I interview, hire, and train new staff members for Evening/Weekend recreational activities and our People with Purpose program. I also help write policies for our handbook, as well as help create intake forms for new clients. Lastly, I try to bring in new programs for our participants to enjoy, such as Zumba.
What I love most about Hand-in-Hand definitely has to be our participants! They are who we do this all for, and they make us what we are. Without them, we couldn't be a place of comfort, education, and enjoyment. They always put a smile on my face even on the hardest of days!