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Adjusting to social distancing isn’t the only change happening with volunteering at the SOH right now, but it is a change that has revealed how dedicated our volunteers are to supporting survivors. This month, we sat down with Lisa and Camille to talk about how volunteering is adapting, and to share some exciting news.
Please introduce yourselves.
Camille: My name is Camille Rodrigues. My pronouns are she/her/hers; they is cool too. I’m the Volunteer Training and Hotline Manager.
My daily tasks include communicating with volunteers, recruiting new volunteers, interviewing them,