January 2012 Volunteer of the Month Brittany Perrin


It is no surprise that our January spotlight volunteer, Brittany Perrin, is the usual author of these Volunteer of the Month articles.  Since moving to Columbia in 2005, she has found numerous ways to share her talents and passion for volunteering with our city.

Employed for two years at Mizzou’s Center for Leadership Development and Community Involvement, Brittany has planned student volunteer opportunities and advised student groups.  The experience showed her that “a lot of people are kind of overwhelmed or intimidated by volunteering, but it’s so easy if you find something that you already love.”  There is nothing “selfish,” Brittany knows, about volunteering where you can use your talents and explore your interests.

Currently pursuing a Masters in Public Affairs in Emergency Management at Mizzou, Brittany has volunteered at our local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) since last February.  The Boone County/ Columbia MRC organizes medical professionals and citizens to deliver crucial public health services during a crisis.  Helping to increase the MRC’s activities in our city while utilizing her flair for coordinating, getting others involved, and writing, Brittany organized and expanded the MRC’s volunteer force, updated its volunteer manual and database, coordinated its monthly meetings, and professionalized its informational pamphlets.

~Written by volunteer Jeremy Cahill