Volunteer Profile: Traci Flitcraft

1.What are the basics: Name/Job/Location/Life Goal (can be serious/funny/quirky)?

Traci Flitcraft – Marketing Consultant/Portland, Oregon

Life goal – always improving the world around me

2. How and why did you get involved with Venture 2 Impact?

I originally got involved with V2I because a co-worker sent out an email asking if anyone was interested. I keep coming back because of their mission, their compassion for the communities they are involved in, and their dedication to volunteers and ensuring we learn about poverty.

3. What has been your most rewarding experience with Venture 2 Impact?

The most rewarding part of volunteering with V2I is learning that poverty is very different than the money in your pocket. Poverty impacts many communities and not just in developing countries.

4. How has your experience with Venture 2 Impact influenced you the most?

I have a different perspective on life and want to do more than just work for money. I want to give my time and energy to help bring happiness and a sense of being to other people.

5. What have you learned since volunteering with Venture 2 Impact? Has your perspective changed?

Money is just one factor in eliminating poverty. And while money can help reduce poverty, it can also contribute to it.