My Doorways

Career Change

Volunteering for Doorways for the past three years has been an enlightening experience because it made me realize what my biggest strength is: compassion. That awareness has now led me toward a completely different career path from five years working in Human Resources in the corporate world, to where I am now working as a case manager in the non-profit world. I’ve also been considering pursuing my Masters in Social Work!

Our clients, and I think just people in general, want to know they have someone on their side who is looking out for their best interests in a caring and non-judgmental way. Doorways is an incredibly organized and well-run non-profit that promotes a culture of compassion and readily prepares volunteers to be a guiding and supporting resource for our clients. My interactions with Doorways’ clients have changed me personally in a positive and fulfilling way.

—Jacky Casumbal, Doorways Volunteer since 2009