In August, Rebuilding Together Richmond hired Pam González as our first project coordinator. We sat down with Pam to find out more about her decision to join our team.
RTR: Talk to us about your role at Rebuilding Together Richmond.
PG: My role as Project Coordinator involves interacting with our clients, answering their questions and helping them fill out applications. In addition, I assist our program manager in homeowner site-visits and aid in the overall process of pairing volunteer teams with the individual build projects.
RTR: Why Rebuilding Together Richmond? What made you decide to work for us?
PG: I had been seeking to work for an organization focused on helping vulnerable citizens of our community. Before my interview, I researched Rebuilding Together and its mission. It became evident that this organization was a perfect fit for me – helping low-income homeowners and families live safe and comfortable in their homes.
RTR: What is your favorite part of the job?
PG: Although we are unable to assist all of the individuals and families who apply due to limited resources, one of the best parts of this job is being able to tell a homeowner that we will be working on their home!
RTR: What do you hope to get out of this job?
PG: I look forward to learning the ropes around the office! So far, I have enjoyed interacting with homeowners and families from throughout the region – people that I otherwise would not have the chance to meet. It is a pleasure to meet new people from different walks of life – people that make this community strong and vibrant!
RTR: What do you like to do in your free time?
PG: In my spare time I photograph weddings, head-shots, family portraits, and business events through my small photography business. I look forward to using my photography experience for our different Rebuilding Together programs and events soon! I also volunteer at a local church on Sundays with their youth nights by leading group sessions of energetic and creative middle school students.