“…just a little bit of a commitment is all that is required to make a difference.”
Why did you become a Roundhouse Volunteer?
To try something new, to give back to my community, to meet people and have some fun.
How much time do you devote to volunteering?
About 10 hours per month.
What has surprised you most about your volunteer experience?
I am amazed at the sheer number and the variety of activities there are at Roundhouse.
What new skills have you learned through your volunteer experience?
Ushering, setting up events and engaging the public with the Papergirl project.
How has volunteering helped to shape your career/future goals?
As far as future goals, it has steered me towards art and performances of different kinds.
What would you tell others about becoming a volunteer?
There are many benefits to volunteering: meeting nice people and having fun while learning new things. Meeting other volunteers is uplifting as they set a good example. Also, I think that people who are considering volunteering should realize that just a little bit of a commitment is all that is required to make a difference.
Do you have a hero?
Yeah. I like Fyodor Dostoevsky, a Russian novelist. He has penetrating insight into the human condition and he is a good story teller.