Robin Bennett no longer works for the Ann Arbor CIL.
Robin Bennett serves as our very out-going, friendly, and savvy volunteer coordinator. In this role, she works hard to recruit individuals in the community to help make the CIL the great place it is. She says the great thing about volunteering is that it not only provides valuable needed help for the CIL, but it also helps people build their skills and meet new people. She's passionate about seeing new ways volunteers can make a difference at the CIL and recruiting talented people to fill those needs. Robin works closely with staff members to identify ways volunteers can be utilized at the Center and then works hard to recruit volunteers who can make a difference. Robin says what she enjoys most about her job is working alongside volunteers to help them improve their own skills while meeting the needs of the organization. She says the best thing about volunteering is that it enriches everyone: the CIL, its constituents, and the volunteer.
Robin joined the Ann Arbor CIL family as an AmeriCorps Vista in November 2009 after graduating from Eastern Michigan University in Creative Writing and Theater. Robin says she loves working at the CIL because it allows her a great way to contribute her talents and out-of-the-box way of thinking to an organization that allows her to learn and grow as a young professional. In addition, as an individual with a disability herself, she values the mission of the CIL in improving the lives of others with disabilities.
Robin began as an advocate and spokesperson for individuals with disabilities at a young age, serving as a spokesperson for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 1998 to the presentand for Make-A-Wish in 2004, she also spoke on the "Be your Best Self" platform as 2004's Wayne-Westland Junior Miss.
In her spare time, Robin enjoys volunteering (surprise, surprise!), a good joke, good food, and lasting relationships. She says she loves that the Ann Arbor CIL provides her with all these things, as well as quality opportunities that enrich and challenge her.