CNM Trainers

Julie Abbott, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Youth Villages

Julie Abbott recently joined Youth Villages to further put into practice everything the Volunteer Management series teaches. As a member of YV’s Development team, she will be specializing in Corporate engagement and retention.  She spent January 2015 to November 2018 at Hands On Nashville as the Community Partner Program Manager assisting HON’s 130+ nonprofit partners with their volunteer programs,  managing large corporate volunteer groups, and acting as database manager. Previous to working at HON, she was an informal science educator in museums and the outdoors. During her time at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Adventure Science Center, she worked with and managed volunteers doing their daily tasks. Over the last fifteen years she has been developing training content and presenting at volunteer trainings for museum docents, as well as training staff to work with volunteers. She holds a B.A. degree and is a graduate of the Disney Institute for Customer Service, the Institute for Inquiry at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Steve Spangler's Science Teacher Boot Camp.