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Jun 25 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Libby

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Libby

How long have you been volunteering with TLA?
I want to say about six or so years with project reads. I also know that I volunteered through The Literacy Alliance in college in 2008 & 2009.

Why did you decide to volunteer at Project Reads?
I find it rewarding to spend time with and mentor students, especially when I see improvement in their reading.

What has been the best part of your experience so far?
I’m building a relationship with the students. It feels wonderful when they come running up to me after we’ve been on a holiday break to give me one of their biggest ‘I really missed you!’ hugs.

Do you have a favorite volunteer role/task with our organization?
I enjoy helping them learn new vocabulary words and different ways of using them.

What have you learned about yourself and others through volunteering at The Literacy Alliance?
Along with other volunteers, I enjoy spending time every week with students who want to improve their reading skills.

What would you say if you were to encourage someone else to volunteer with our organization?
I frequently mention to my friends and neighbors how much fun I have every week in such a short amount of time.

What is one of your favorite books you would suggest others to read?
My favorite book has always been Where the Red Fern Grows, a book from my childhood. It is a wonderful story about love, relationships, and the determination to work hard to achieve something you passionately seek.

Do you know if there is anything else you’d like to include?
I want to encourage anyone who has often thought about volunteering with Project Reads and/or with any other organization that is seeking individuals who are excellent with their dedication, interest, and passion for giving back to the community through hard work and influence to change the world to go for it and start as soon as the opportunity presents itself.

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