Volunteer Spotlight: Daniela St. Hilaire
Daniela St. Hilaire joined us in 2022, at our virtual Social Justice Build, and has been volunteering with 48in48 ever since. At the time, she was in a discovery period, pivoting her career and looking for a way to spend her time that would help her explore new pathways. One of our long-time volunteers, Danay Fernandez, messaged her on LinkedIn and invited her to the event, and Daniela signed up as a UX/UI Designer!
“The founder and I have become like family.”Daniela, speaking to her experience with the nonprofit she served at her first event
Daniela remembers her experience at that first event was one of her most impactful. She still keeps in touch with the nonprofit whose website she built, and continues to support them outside of her work with 48in48. “The founder and I have become like family,” she says.
After the Social Justice Build in 2022, Daniela joined again as a WordPress Designer for our Global Build in 2022, then stepped up for our recent Women’s Build as an EPM, leading 12 teams through the event. Daniela is now stepping up again as a Program Director for our 2023 Social Justice Build.
Daniela says through volunteering with 48in48, she’s been able to widen her network with more connections, find causes she cares about, and make lasting relationships. When asked for her advice to a new volunteer considering signing up, she was confident in her encouragement!
The energy is contagious, and just knowing that you’ve helped further the cause of a nonprofit you are assisting is a feeling that can’t be described.”Daniela, speaking on the value of serving nonprofits through 48in48
“Jump off of the fence and join us! I have never regretted volunteering my time during any of the events. You get to meet so many wonderful people, and you can’t help but walk away from the event without growing in a personal way. The energy is contagious, and just knowing that you’ve helped further the cause of a nonprofit you are assisting is a feeling that can’t be described. You’re literally helping to put good out into the world.”
We’re so grateful to Daniela for all the time she gives us a volunteer behind the scenes and during our events. Interested in joining us? Register for our upcoming event!