I am VOA.
Working for VOA for the past 12 years I have been able to witness the wide range of services that VOA offers in the community.
Before I started working at VOA I always wanted to have a career helping people. As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a firefighter, police officer, doctor, nurse or scientist.
Several of my supervisors over the years have jokingly said my job description should just say “other duties as assigned”. This is because when I find out there is a new project, software or system that someone is struggling with, I find a way to help. I've become that person who works behind the scenes to ensure our frontline employees can do their jobs as efficiently as possible.
The part I love most about VOA is how adaptive to the community this company is. A few years back there was a significant mud slide in Oso, and within hours staff got together to discuss what we could do to best support this community. VOA almost immediately had staff out helping residents with various trauma support.
I love what I do and I love what we do. I am so happy to be part of the VOA family because we care and help others.
Jasan Winship is the Database Management and Donor Systems Administrator for VOA. His story is featured in our #IAmVOA campaign.