Skilled volunteer dedicates service to local nonprofit through Apparo’s G.A.I.N. program.
In 2020, Rusty Reigel moved back to Charlotte to be closer to family. Seeking ways to serve, Rusty reached out to friend Andrew Lovedale of Apparo partner Access to Success Foundation. The connection to Apparo was made and Rusty’s volunteer journey began with a match to Young Black Leadership Alliance in the G.A.I.N. program.
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Rusty shares his Apparo story:
“I work in the technology space, but I am not a technologist myself, so the Change Agent role was the right one for me. I love the fact that you help nonprofits with technology in a way that they might not have realized could help make their missions easier to accomplish. We make life easier for people doing great work in the community. I love YBLA’s mission and being able to move forward with them.
“I choose to volunteer with Apparo because I enjoy meeting new people, learning from new perspectives, getting involved in the community outside of my day to day work, and facing new challenges. Apparo allows me to do all of that and see the impact of our work come to fruition, while the work itself is not excessive.
“I can make a positive impact while learning a lot myself. I’ve been able to increase my technical knowledge and also my project management skills. It’s great training for me. I’m building these skills sets while working on a meaningful project and I take that back to my daily work.”