Volunteer Spotlight - Rachelle Shearing
- Created: Tuesday, 08 December 2020 17:32
At HAT we are so often blessed with incredible people who are willing to dedicate their valuable time to help us complete projects that we otherwise don’t have the capacity to do. Without volunteers much of the work that HAT does would not be possible and for that we are so grateful. Thank you to Rachelle Shearing who has been helping us by using her magical GIS skills to build beautiful maps. Rachelle is going to be starting up her own GIS company Sentry Consulting, and though we are so sad to see her go we wish her the best of luck! Below you can read about Rachelle and her experience volunteering for HAT.
Over the last four months, I have had the fantastic opportunity to volunteer for the Habitat Acquisition Trust. I approached HAT offering my GIS (Geographic Information Systems) skills and Barb Von Sacken had a project already in mind. Together, we created a spatial database to visualize properties that had been inquired about, but never made it into a covenant. This will be helpful to HAT in the future when they want to assess new properties.