Amanda started with Seedlings this past fall and has volunteered at both Molly Stark and Ben El. She also went with us on our trips to One World Conservation Center. Thank you for the time you dedicate to our students Amanda!
Tell us how you first got involved with the Seedlings Program.
I went to my orientation for college and I saw the flier on the back table and it said I was able to work with kids. So I put my name on it in hopes of getting that email. I have always wanted to work with kids. Now I get to help them learn and grow a little.
Tell us about a time that was especially meaningful for you as a volunteer at Seedlings.
This is definitely hard to choose a special time because every time I see them I feel lucky. But one memory that comes to mind is, when one of the girls saw us in the cafeteria waiting to start seedlings, she ran over and gave me and the other volunteer a hug and said: “this is my favorite place to be”. I’ll always remember that moment, it made me smile.
If you could encourage someone else to volunteer with Seedlings, what would you say?
If I was going encourage someone to join I would say, that it’s fun and exciting. You really get to know the kids and work with them. They are happy to see you’re there and want to spend time with you. There are sometimes when things get tough, but it’s all worth it because you get to spend time with these amazing children.
Anyone who is interested in joining our team of volunteers, please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.