We’ve had a recent surge of interest in volunteer opportunities at Know Your City, and our interns are kicking things into gear for our spring and summer programs. We wanted to introduce our readership to some of the people who make our programs happen. Today we asked volunteer Phobe Flanigan a few questions for our blog…
Q: Tell us what you do at Know Your City.
Hello there, Know Your City fans! My name is Phoebe, and I’m KYC’s newest Development Assistant, which means I get to help out with their fundraising and development efforts. This is my first experience with this sort of work, but Polly has been a kind and patient mentor! I’m looking forward to learning more about the inner-workings of non-profit administration throughout the upcoming months.
Q: How did you find out about the organization?
While I was out in Boulder, Colorado finishing up college, my lovely mother sent me an article about KYC (then known as the Dill Pickle Club) that she had found in the Oregonian. As a student of both history and anthropology, I was immediately attracted to the organization’s mission. Though I wouldn’t be back in Portland for another five months, I immediately sent Marc an e-mail asking how I could get involved. I continued to pester him once I moved home, and this spring he and Polly welcomed me on board!
Q: What do you appreciate about the organization? What drew you to volunteer with us?
I’m a fifth-generation Oregonian and a second-generation Portlandian, so the history and culture of this city is very near and dear to my heart. Know Your City does an amazing job of addressing Portland’s multicultural history in meaningful and inclusive ways, and I found that very attractive.
Q: What programs are you looking forward to and why?
I’m really excited about this summer’s new flagship tours! Stay tuned to find out more about the new programs that we’ve got coming up!
Thanks Phoebe, we wouldn’t be able to provide all of our programs without the help of folks like you!