Let’s hear it for Christie, our March Volunteer of the Month! Christie has supported Inspiration Corporation in a variety of ways, including regularly donating bagged lunches for our participants and aiding staff in office organization projects.
How did you hear about Inspiration Corporation?
When I first moved into the area, I was looking for an agency to volunteer with and was drawn to Inspiration Corporation because of its focus on the homeless population and commitment to vocational training and rehabilitation.
What is the most enjoyable part of volunteering for you?
I love getting to know so many new people, whether it be the clients, staff, or other volunteers. Everyone I interact with is always so warm and friendly.
What aspect of volunteering are you most excited about?
I am excited to continue with my volunteer work with the Meals program as well as contributing to other areas of the agency. No matter what I’m doing, the projects are never dull!
Why do you volunteer?
I volunteer because I care about the homeless population in Chicago and I want to do everything I can to create a better future for them. I am very blessed with the privilege in my life, and it’s crucial that I use that privilege to help others.
What is your volunteer background?
I feel passionately about working with the homeless and have volunteered with other homeless outreach agencies in the past, depending on where I was living. I have also volunteered with after school programs and other programs for kids.
Describe one of the most interesting experiences you’ve had as a volunteer.
I always enjoy chatting with client when I’m working in the kitchen. Most folks I talk to are always in good spirits and happy to chit chat while I’m working.
What are your hobbies, besides volunteering?
I love food!…eating, cooking, and trying out new restaurants. I also do yoga regularly and love to travel.
What have you learned from your volunteering experience?
No contribution is too small. Whatever you can give of yourself, big or small, means something to those that you’re helping.