Vishnu's Story - from Volunteer to Developer

This is the story of Vishnu's journey with St Kilda Mums, which helped her secure job in Salesforce ecosystem.

"I heard regarding St Kilda Mums in a user group meeting. I am amazed by their work and support they provide to community. I am migrant and was looking to gain some local experience in Salesforce and joined St Kilda Mums in 2019. St Kilda mums helped me a lot to learn, up skill and gain local experience.

I’m really inspired by Jessica, who continuously strives to increase diversity and inclusion in Ohana, helps many non-profit organisations up and run with Salesforce implementation apart from the great work she does for St Kilda Mums.

I volunteered for organisation called Ready Set through St Kilda Mums. I worked on customising their Salesforce instance and worked on intricate operational things. I got chance to directly interact with clients, automate business process and cracked up so many possibilities.

This work helped me gain confidence, up skill myself, build connections with various people of similar aspiration and helped me secure contract as Salesforce Admin/Developer at Bushfire Recovery Victoria at these unprecedented times.

I am really grateful to St Kilda Mums and Jessica for all the immense support and providing me endless opportunities to grow. The new initiative called ‘Volunteer of the week’ by St Kilda Mums, helped to gain recognition in community and optimised chance to secure role in Salesforce and build connections.

Thanks for all the overwhelming support you provide to volunteers by connecting them to non-profit organisations which is making positive impact for both and helping many individuals land their dream job."

Vishnu Priya

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