Nerene Fayers is a part of a group of members who volunteer their time to organise Parents’ Night Out (PNO) events. These adult-only events are held once a month and give PAMP parents the opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow members. “This position allows me to search for new and exciting events to offer our members,” says Nerene.
The role entails working with local businesses to arrange an event. Sometimes this means negotiating pricing, doing a write-up of the event description for publication and then hosting the event. Nerene says, “The day of the event is fun, as I get to meet fellow members while giving my time to help a great non profit.”
Nerene continues, “I love the flexibility I have in the events we can offer. The opportunity to give parents some adult time while pampering themselves or learning something new is definitely rewarding.”
Besides volunteering as a PNO Host, Nerene is also currently filling in as Events Coordinator while Brittany is on maternity leave. As the interim Events Coordinator, Nerene spends her time managing the events program to ensure classes operate as contracted and assist members with event-related matters. Some duties include assisting new sign-ups and training volunteer event hosts, working with community partners to provide new and exciting classes and assisting with communication and marketing for events.
Nerene and her husband are both from Perth, Australia and have been living in California for nine years. They recently moved to San Carlos after spending eight years in Menlo Park. They have a three year old son who puts a smile on their faces everyday. “I am a stay at home mother who is blessed to be a part of a very active mother’s group, as our days are kept busy,” she says.
What is the last non-kid movie you saw? Mad Max: Fury Road.
Are you a Bay Area native or transplant? A transplant from Australia.
What’s at the top of your to-do list? To dust off my bicycle and get back into road biking.
Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? We are more of a Wiggles household.
Why are you a PAMP volunteer? I am a PAMP volunteer because I want to give back to this great organization which provided the platform for me to meet and make a wealth of amazing friends. I also want to give fellow members opportunities to engage with others while continuing to build a network of support and friendship.
Each month we train the spotlight on someone who works behind the scenes for PAMP. Interested in joining the ranks? Browse our open volunteer positions and apply today!