MEDA May 2014 Volunteer of the Month: Louis Tobin, Workforce Development

Make a Differene BlogEach month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers—the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.

Name: Louis TobinLouis Tobin Blog
Program: Workforce Development



Why did you decide to volunteer with MEDA? I read MEDA’s mission statement on the website and what you do to help neighborhood and Bay Area residents every day and I knew it was something I wanted to help out with and be a part of.

What projects have you worked on as a volunteer?
I have helped maintain and update files in the Salesforce software program, and have also worked on doing publicity for Workforce Development programs and events by hanging up flyers in the Mission.

What do you like best about volunteering at MEDA?
The people working at MEDA are some of the best, nicest people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working. They definitely made me look forward to coming in every day!

What have you learned from your volunteer experience?
I have learned a lot of valuable information about nonprofits and a lot of organizational skills as well. I’ve also developed more confidence to take initiative in my work, be proactive and always do my best to solve problems that are in front of me.

Tell us something we may not know about you.  Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?
I have a huge family. My dad has 16 siblings and I have over 60 cousins as a result! It definitely keeps family life interesting. I also love plants, drawing and painting, thrift shopping and the ice cream truck in Golden Gate Park.

Looking to join a great cause, too? Find out how to volunteer at MEDA. We hope you can join us!