Volunteering can be an incredibly transformative experience. I know this because in 2009, I had the rare opportunity to volunteer for a small, community-based organization in South Africa. It is difficult to find the words to describe just how impactful this experience was on my personal and professional development.
As part of our 5th Year Anniversary Celebration, Bankers without Borders is recognizing some of our outstanding volunteers whose commitment and dedication helps us fulfill our mission to connect the world's poor to their potential.
When I joined Bankers without Borders in 2009, our three-person team was focused on providing just one service: hands-on, experienced guidance to scope and manage impactful projects that would be carried out by our skilled volunteers. Four years later, we’ve grown tremendously. Today, the BwB team is present in every continent (except Antarctica) and our volunteer reserve corps has increased 50-fold!