VolunteerLocal Field Expert: Jordan Maze

Jordan Maze

Chicago, IllinoisJordan Maze

“Volunteering allows you to connect with people who have similar interests – perhaps the most natural way to make friends, especially in a city. If you have spare time or money, recognizing your good fortune by offering it in the service of others feels great and is great for your community.”

What do you love about your hometown?

My neighbors’ friendliness, architectural diversity, and so much vegan food.

Tell us about your unique perspective when it comes to volunteer coordination.

I helped start a bike co-op in college, and now my best friend is a volunteer manager, so I can live a bit vicariously through her.

What is your favorite hobby or activity outside of work:

Going on walks with my dog, reading, and biking.

Who is your favorite musical artist?

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Where would your friends find you on a typical Friday night?

Probably in my backyard.



Kaylee Williams is the President of VolunteerLocal, a volunteer scheduling, management and communication platform for organizations of all types and sizes. Williams is passionate about community service and inclusion (diversity) in tech. She is a triathlete, volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, bass guitar player and homebrewer.