Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Aline Carrão, who volunteers as a member of OTW’s Board
How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?
As a board member my job is to take a big picture look at the OTW, keeping in mind our mission and goals, and make sure we are moving in the right direction and using our resources the best way we can.
This means focusing our work on possible failure points and areas that need a new structure, as well as keeping in touch with our volunteer base the best we can, and keeping up a steady flow of conversation with the committee chairs. In this way we can work with them to find solutions to the problems that arise and get a better picture of the committees’ goals, their progress and possible issues.