Sister Donna Tracy has been the volunteer coordinator at Providence Family Support Center, a ministry of Providence Connections, Inc., since 2006.
She determines where and when volunteers are needed (i.e., specific programs, projects, administrative support), and then recruits the necessary volunteers for those positions. Volunteer work can also extend to the Support Center’s partners: Pittsburgh Cares, local businesses, universities, colleges, churches, high schools, and youth groups.
In addition to coordinating volunteer efforts, Sister Donna creates and updates job descriptions, institutes handbook policies, maintains the volunteer database, generates reports for the development and finance departments, as well as for the executive director, provides support staff for fundraising events and outreach endeavors, and coordinates employee recognition days for volunteers and staff.
Sister Donna says, "I strive to co-create a world of compassion, justice, and peace by respecting the dignity of each person I encounter and by listening to those who share their concerns."