Introducing AmeriCorps Member Lillian

Through a partnership with Arizona Serve, SAVMA leadership is introducing AmeriCorps member Lillian Ledner to our members. Lillian was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, where she attended Mountain View High School, and graduated in 2008. She attends Pima Community College, and proudly is an 8- year Crew Member at Trader Joes. Markedly, inspired by a volunteer experience through the Jett Foundation at Camp Promise, Lillian committed to pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy.

In her free time, she teaches West Coast Swing dancing. Her adventurous love of the outdoors includes activities like hiking, camping, fishing, jumping out of planes, and trying any new activity or opportunity. She enjoys meeting new people and helping others find their passions, consequently making her well suited for volunteer engagement work (noted Gina Hansen in the interview).

Arizona Serve, a program of Prescott College, places AmeriCorps members with local organizations to increase their capacity to address poverty. Their AmeriCorps members develop the skills and experience to become the next generation of leaders working for a more just society. Crafted service-learning opportunities for individuals wondering what to do after college, looking for volunteer options for retirement, and everything in between are at hand. Openings boost résumés and spark community civic engagement to widen volunteer opportunities in Arizona. This is such a win- win partnership for SAVMA!

What Will AmeriCorps Member Lillian Do?

Lillian will serve as the SAVMA Special Projects Coordinator. She will work with SAVMA Leadership to enhance the effectiveness and impact of the association programming. Additionally, she will aide in promoting membership benefits. Deepening connections with current members, while improving the visibility of the association’s work are top priorities. Please give her a warm welcome.