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South Hills Interfaith Ministries announces new volunteer manager

Mon Valley Messenger – South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rebecca Maletto-Cornell as volunteer manager.

In this new position, Cornell will coordinate opportunities for SHIM’s hundreds of volunteers and help to maintain current volunteer relationships, while recruiting more members of the community to get involved.

“As SHIM continues to grow and adapt to meet our community’s needs, the volunteer manager is essential to our organization,” said Jim Guffey, executive director, SHIM. “We’re excited to have Rebecca join our team and help us create even more opportunities for our community and volunteers.”

Cornell’s main responsibilities as volunteer manager will include recruiting volunteers, marketing, representing SHIM at events, matching volunteers’ interests to SHIM’s needs, hosting volunteer orientations and more.

Over the next few months, SHIM, with the help of Cornell, will be expanding opportunities for people to volunteer on evenings and weekends, including more family-friendly experiences, networking opportunities, programs for high school students and more.

This month, Cornell is coordinating a day for college students to volunteer with SHIM over winter break. ‘Winter break at SHIM’ will take place on January 5, where participating students will help the organization reorganize, clean and prepare for the new year.

Cornell holds eleven years of volunteer management experience from a variety of Pittsburgh organizations. Prior to her start with SHIM, Cornell worked with Amachi Pittsburgh and American Red Cross on recruiting and maintaining volunteers and planning volunteer events and opportunities. Cornell holds business degrees from both Penn State University and the University of Phoenix. A South Hills resident herself, Cornell resides in Baldwin.

“I am thrilled to be part of SHIM as we begin the transition into 2016,” Cornell said. “I look forward to working with the organization’s long-time, dedicated supporters, as well as helping SHIM gain new relationships in the community and expand our number of volunteers.”

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