Pam Webster Loves Seeing the Results from Her Volunteer Work
As a Senior Business Operations Manager at Deloitte in Nashville Pam Webster is used to simultaneously juggling numerous projects with lots of moving parts. Fortunately for Nashville her leadership efforts are devoted not only to business projects, but to numerous volunteer projects as well.
In her current volunteer project Pam is serving as a group leader for Deloitte’s Impact Day – a national day of community service honoring Deloitte’s commitment to workplace volunteerism and celebrating its culture of community service. As she has done for the past nine years, this year Pam is once again organizing nearly 125 fellow employees to clear trails, do landscaping, build picnic tables and stain fences for Nashville Greenways in Hermitage, as well as other projects.
In addition to leading Deloitte’s Impact Day project, Pam has spent time handing out water in the pouring and freezing rain to participants in the Music City Marathon, helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity, served as captain for a fundraising walk, and served on the March of Dimes Board of Directors. Plus she supports the United Way and the March of Dimes with her personal contributions. She has also volunteered with Leadership Donelson-Hermitage and with the Young Leaders Council in Nashville.
Why Pam Volunteers
“I was taught from a young age to lend a hand to those in need. So I have always given money when I could and volunteered my time when needed. However, it wasn’t until the birth of my twin daughters that I really found a purpose,” Pam says. “You see, they were born three months prematurely, which gave me a new meaning in my life. This is what steered me to volunteering with the March of Dimes and to eventually sitting on their Board of Directors.
“Then when I started working at Deloitte I found that volunteer opportunities were abundant. The company not only encourages us to volunteer, it also supports our volunteer efforts,” she says. In the Nashville area Deloitte supports some 15 different non-profit organizations on Impact Day and 27 different agencies throughout the year.
Pam says that she gets so much more from volunteering than what she puts into it. “I always give 110 percent! So my return on investment is huge. I love seeing the results of our efforts and being able to help others! And, I love the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that come along.”
Doing Good is proud to recognize Pamela Webster as Nashville’s Volunteer of the Month for June 2014.
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Blog Written by: Karen E. Williams, a volunteer with Doing Good, an organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism. The website is www.DoingGood.tv. Nashville’s Volunteer of the Month is a free program which educates and inspires others to volunteer by sharing stories of local volunteers through media partners.