Yvette Schmidt, Director of Volunteer Resources
Yvette manages the recruitment of ESC’s highly experienced volunteers to consult with nonprofits and public agencies. She has been with ESC for more than 24 years, 19 of those spent in management of ESC’s volunteer corps. She has been instrumental to the design and development of training programs, most recently the volunteer management training as the basis of ESC’s VolunTEAM partnership with One Good Deed Chicago.
Committed to volunteerism and the nonprofit sector, Yvette previously worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art and Landmarks Illinois and has volunteered at Fairview South elementary school as Chair of the Cultural Arts Committee and in a variety of leadership roles. She is a recipient of the Raymond Neyrinck Award for her service to Fairview South. Yvette earned her Bachelor’s in International Economics and French from Gustavus Adolphus College.