Here at the Tapolci Foundation, we are always sharing ways to help you get involved with nonprofit organizations. This week, we thought we would share ways our employees have been involved with outside organizations. To do this, I interviewed one of our employees, Josh Aggas, who recently finished a volunteer project with the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Team (SRVFC). Take a look at his answers to see what Josh’s project was and how working for the Tapolci Foundation has inspired and prepared him to give back.
Introduce yourself, what is your role within the Tapolci Foundation?
I’m Josh. I’m the Lead Web Developer at ABG Capital and the Development Lead for the Tapolci Foundation projects.
Describe your volunteer project. What was the duration of the project? Who did it benefit?
SRVFC is a volunteer fire department in Slippery Rock, PA. They have a great team of all volunteers who work hard to keep their community safe. Over the course of about two months, I created a website that would allow them to easily post updates and promote charitable events.
What skills did you use to complete the project? How did the Tapolci Foundation help you gain these skills?
I designed and built the site using WordPress. The Tapolci Foundation project helped me understand the nature and design flow of charitable websites.
List a few highlights of the project. What did you enjoy most about it?
Easily, the best part about working on the project was the people. The SRVFC is a dedicated team of professionals who volunteer their time to make sure the Slippery Rock community is safe. You can’t ask for more than that. I was proud to build them an online presence that emulates their professionalism.
Final thoughts about how the Tapolci Foundation can inspire others to volunteer.
I’m lucky enough to have a skill that I can use to help others. The Tapolci Foundation can help others get involved with charitable giving and volunteering on many levels, using skills they already have and developing new ones.
Take a look at Josh’s completed project, srvfc.com, and get acquainted with the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company’s work.