In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you?
When, where and what was the first place you ever participated as a volunteer?
I had lots of experiences serving as a kid and in the Boy Scouts. But the first thing I did as a volunteer was when I was a sophomore in high school, in Summit, NJ. I volunteered with the Volunteers of America as a sidewalk Santa Claus, ringing a bell to collect funds.
What motivates you to volunteer?
The joy that I see and feel in others when I am helping out. It’s a shared joy between the giver and recipient that is real and long-lasting.
What have you found most inspiring during your volunteer work with Playworks?
I love Playworks because it is such a proactive program. So many programs and things are reactive these days that it is refreshing to see a program that takes initiative to address the issue of bullying before it happens. It is inspiring to see the confidence that Playworks instills in kids.
What do you wish people to know about Playworks?
I wish more schools would use it and that people would specifically what Playworks does in the schools with the kids.