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Reflections on a Year of Service

August 23, 2010

By Nate Kieso, AmeriCorps VISTA – Community Organization Liaison for Volunteer San Diego

This is my second year, well spent, with AmeriCorps VISTA. I began my work in Iowa in response to the historic floods of 2008. Working for AmeriCorps has been the most rewarding work I had ever done in my life, so I decided to continue in service of my country. AmeriCorps VISTA gave me the tools and the chance to go to San Diego and do meaningful work for Volunteer San Diego. In turn Volunteer San Diego has enabled me to develop my professional skills and provide me with a firm foundation in San Diego, which I am proud to call my new home. I am excited to continue in service to my new community! Also, no offense to my hometown, but I love this land without snow!

You can read more reflections from Volunteer San Diego’s AmeriCorps members here. And if you’d like to share how AmeriCorps service has shaped your life or would simply like to write for the AmeriCorps Alums Blog, please submit a guest post. It’s an easy and fun way to continue your Lifetime of Service.

And don’t forget… if you enjoy hearing from alums across the country, check out our YouTube Channel. It’s filled with compelling testimonials and stories!


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  1. August 25, 2010 4:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, Whitney! This is Sarah at Volunteer San Diego. We have posted 4 reflections from the amazing AmeriCorps members who complete their year of service with our organization this month. See them all here: http://volunteersandiego.blogspot.com/search/label/AmeriCorps

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