This Familiar Faces Friday, we are introducing Bobbi Selvik. Bobbi is our Manager of Community Engagement. Learn more about her role, what she likes to do in her free time, and how she connects to the programs we offer at United Way of Lake County (UWLC)!
When did you start working at UWLC?
I started working at United Way on November 5, 2018.
What is your title and role?
I am the Manager of Community Engagement. I am responsible for providing year-round volunteer engagement opportunities as well as the implementation of the Young Leaders United group.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
I’ve worked with children my whole life, and I’ve worked and volunteered in nonprofit settings most of my adult career. Celebrating children’s success is so important to me. UWLC takes on the incredible challenge of investing time and resources towards building that strong foundation so every child can feel success. That’s pretty amazing!
Which of UWLC’s programs do you connect to most and why?
I think all of the UWLC programs are valuable. It’s hard to choose just one. The initiative that I’m drawn to most is the upcoming 211 helpline. With 24 hour access, families will find the assistance and intervention they need to feel safe and empowered. This will help so many families in Lake County.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
One of my favorite things about the job here are the people. I’ve never encountered a more dedicated, encouraging, and friendly group of people before coming to work here. With an incredible group such as this, there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
When not at work, I love to cook. I enjoy making and baking for my family. They may not enjoy eating my creations but I enjoy the process anyway. Girl Scouts is also a huge passion for me. My troop graduated from high school last year after 13 years of scouting, but I am still a Girl Scout leader and love to find ways to engage the troop both near and far from home.
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