Please join us in congratulating Jean on being chosen as Volunteer of the Month! She has been volunteering with us for almost 2 years. Jean’s presence at our meals is always much appreciated! Read about her experience volunteering at Inspiration Corporation in her own words below:
“A good friend introduced me to Inspiration Café. We took the training almost two years ago and I started serving in the dining room immediately afterwards. I look forward to coming each time – to the hustle-bustle of the meal, to the teamwork of the staff, but especially to our customers. Chatting with and getting to know them, both frequent guests and newcomers, has been a joy. Some outgoing, some reserved – just like the rest of us! – but always engaging, polite and grateful.
Serving at Inspiration Café has given me the opportunity to experience diversity in a meaningful way. This has enhanced my empathy considerably and given me an appreciation for the significance and effects of issues that I don’t personally encounter. What a privilege it is to serve in this small way.
Beyond Inspiration Café, I’m also a regular volunteer at the food panty at my church and occasionally at One Northside in Uptown. I enjoy cycling, hiking, continuous learning/study (any topic!), and my wonderful family – including 7 nutty grandkids!”