it was informative
The Symposium was very different from what I had expected. My favorite part during my duration was learning about the amazing work Chloe King and Dylan Tally have done over the past couple of years starting Last Call and CEC. I found it amazing how integral you could make civil engagement in everyday work, as opposed to something done on the side. I was very impressed with the two companies' growth despite them being only a couple years in its development. The amount of dedication exhibited by Dylan and Chloe towards community improvement is inspiring and left me in awe. The panel discussion brought up a good point I had never considered before -- some businesses do not engage with the community as much as their respective counterparts, which is something very important to me.
I also listened to Hannah talk about her time with A Wider Circle, a nonprofit that works to combat poverty and the issues that arise with it. Hannah hasn't volunteered there long, but she's found the work to be very impact full and intends on returning next semester. One of her favorite workshops she helped with was resume improvement. This piqued my interest as resume workshops are not readily available to older generations without the proper resources to take advantage of them.I admire what a Wider Circle is doing and I truly hope they can achieve their goal.
It was great experience for me to have insight of various community engagement activities we could do through school, which provides me more options in the future.
I helped kids harvest!
I worked outside in the garden, digging a hole for the school to place grape vines and other plants in them. It was fun and definitely a workout!
My experience in the mini market today was comparatively different than as a part of the tidy up crew. I got to interact with participants and other volunteers. Although I wasn't always doing something, I was more social. Overall a very positive experience.
The experience was very different from what I expected, but I loved it nonetheless. Everyone was very nice and helpful.
It was really great!
Had a great experience my second week of volunteering and hope to be back soon to continue working with this organization.
It was an enlightening experience where I got to serve as a utility to members of the DC community.
The workers and volunteers are all nice, which makes tutoring the kids easier. Also, they gave us breakfast which was generous.
It was a really nice experience tutoring a 4th grade girl. She was so cute.
I had a great time volunteering at Martha's Table, where I assisted with gathering food packages for families. By the end of the day we came to the conclusion that we gave food to over 80 families. To me this experience was very inspiring because everyone who volunteered had positive energy which lead to many people receiving the food to smile and be receptive of the goods that were given.
We had rinsed and cut lots of milk carts, making the preparation for the earth day on next thursday.