Peg is one of our pod leaders at Molly Stark Elementary and also a member of our Seedlings board. She brings much stability to our week at Molly Stark and always brings the most creative snacks for our students.
How did you learn about volunteering for the Seedlings Program?
I learned about the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Seedlings Program through RSVP and my niece, a school counselor at the high school.
What do you like best about serving with Seedlings?
I really like how we work as a team both on our days together and as we plan for our sessions with the kids. The kids really appreciate how we work together and include them; they are a fun group to spend time with!
Tell us about a time that was especially meaningful for you as a volunteer at Seedlings.
A meaningful time for me was when one of the girls saw that another was not having such a great day and she put her arm around her and didn’t need to say a word. You could immediately see the relief on the troubled student’s face. I think that the mentoring that we provide really has an impact on all of the students in some way.
Do you have any advice for someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?
My advice for someone considering volunteering with Seedling would be to schedule a visit with us to meet the kids and other volunteers. Spending time with us will show you where you may fit in as a volunteer and how you might use your gifts and talents with Seedlings!
Thank you for everything you give to our program, Peg!