Volunteer Experience

Cornerstone Health Care: Alzheimer’s Screening

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I volunteered at Cornerstone Health Care: Neurology for the free Alzheimer’s screening held every year. I learned how to give a standardized test to elderly patients. It was an interesting experience to say the least. I enjoyed having patient interaction and I can’t wait to volunteer every year for this free screening!

Hours Completed: 2

FoodCorps

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FoodCorps is a great organization that I am happy to volunteer for. I volunteered at Oak Hill Elementary School for the Spring 2016 Semester with a FoodCorps member, Quina, and it made me appreciate working with children. Working with children also made me realize just how rewarded serving them can be. The kids looked up to both of us and I was able to learn just how much of an impact we are truly making on them.

When I was in elementary school, there was a local program that let children go into the school gardens and try new vegetables. I will always remember those experiences, and I hope that the children we served remember them as well further down in life. I hope that I made a significant difference in their life. I want them to remember the fun times we had learning about gardening, taste testing beans, and making “Stone Soup” together. I definitely want to continue volunteering with FoodCorps in the future and continue making a difference in children’s lives.

Completed: 8.5

Girl Scouts in Triad Area

 

GSUSA_HomepageHeaderThrough Alpha Phi Omega (APO), I have been able to serve the Girl Scouts by helping them with their Cookie Cupboard for the 2016 GS Cookie Season. With another GS Troop, I am honored to have served at the Daddy-Daughter Dance on March 18, 2016 as the Disney Princess, Snow White.

Working with the number of Girl Scout troops has been amazing. I have always wanted to participate in Girl Scouts as a volunteer and being about to do so is an incredible experience. I love the fact that you know you are helping out a lot even by doing simple things like helping plan fun events for the potential Girl Scouts.

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Hours Completed: 10

Backpack Beginnings of Greensboro

backpack-beginnings-logo400Backpack Beginnings is a wonderful organization that I am honored to have served at. Whenever my schedule allows it, I go to help out. While serving at Backpack Beginnings, I was able to pack food bags for children, organize the most recent donations, and make sure that the donated food bags that were packed were not busted.

Hours Completed: 2.5

Victory Junction

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 2.07.34 PMServing at Victory Junction changed my life. I was originally supposed to serve parents who had children with special needs, but I ended up working and playing with the kids. It was a wonderful experience. The children were so full of life and were more than willing to make crafts, watch movies, and play games with us. They changed the my outlook on life by just being happy and living life to their fullest. The parents were so appreciative of us and I hope that I will be able to participate again.

Hours Completed: 3.5