The ROI Search Partners team values giving back to the community as often as they are able. Jenny Rogers, a senior talent acquisition consultant, recently volunteered with Epworth Children & Family services.
Epworth Children & Family Services is headquartered in St. Louis and is a multi-service agency that helps children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment. Epworth offers emergency shelter, residential and intensive treatment, in-home family therapy, transitional housing, psychological evaluation and testing, foster care services, prevention services and a 24-hour help line.
On May 5, Jenny arrived at Epworth, not knowing what to expect. But after a warm welcome, a tour, and the opportunity to learn more about the Epworth programs, Jenny was struck by the overwhelming need for organizations like Epworth and the immense impact Epworth has in the community. The availability of food, clothing, computer access and a shower – but more importantly the provision of a safe place for its vulnerable clientele – made a lasting impression with Jenny.
Epworth strives to help youth become self-sufficient, especially through employment. Jenny’s HR expertise and positive energy make her the perfect match to help youth at the drop-in center polish their skills with mock interviews.
After learning of an opportunity to help Epworth further, ROI Search Team provided pizza, salad, fruit and drinks to the Epworth drop-in center. The ROI team enjoyed spending time with the youth, playing ping-pong and cards.
“We were able to feed this group of kids and we were able to feed our spirits. I feel grateful to work for an organization that understands the need to serve our community. We aren’t always aware of the struggles of others, and volunteering keeps us connected to our community,” Jenny says.
A big believer in keeping the bucket of your “emotional self” full, Jenny enjoys volunteer opportunities with St. Louis non-profits like Epworth to fill hers. She adds, “I cannot express how wonderful the Epworth staff is. It’s heartbreaking that the need exists for these types of services, but heartwarming to see this facility and team provide these services.”
For more information about Epworth Children & Family Services, including how you can volunteer with Epworth, call 314-961-5718.