Jill became a SPAN volunteer in June 2014 when she trained become a Children’s Volunteer. This past fall Jill decided she wanted to generously offer more of her time to SPAN. She took on FOUR children’s volunteer shifts weekly – which is double the amount volunteer time that we ask AND trained to become a Court Advocate. Soon after she completed the Court advocate training she signed up for TWO weekly court advocate shifts – again double the amount of volunteer time! To recap, Jill, our amazing volunteer, is doing SIX volunteer shifts each week all benefiting SPAN clients. WOW!!
Please read below to learn more about Jill:
I grew up in San Mateo, California and went to the University of Arizona where I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. I moved to Boulder with my dog, Kali, last February and love it! When I got here, I started searching for an organization that I could be a part of that would involve helping people. A friend told me about SPAN and when I did some more research I knew it was where I wanted to be. I was excited to learn about SPAN’s dedication to equality and social justice and the training that is provided.
If I could be any animal it would be a dog. I know it’s not very original, but I adore how happy dogs are and the unconditional love they show humans. They provide people with comfort and bring so much joy.
I’m not sure that I had a childhood hero, but I’ve always looked up to and particularly admired my dad. He has a hunger for knowledge and a passion for helping others. He volunteers at a hospice in San Francisco where he sings to and talks with the patients, bringing them some much needed joy.
My favorite cartoon character when I was growing up was Scooby-Doo. Besides being a dog, he is funny and I’ve always loved shows that involve solving mysteries.
Jill, we are so thankful that you chose SPAN as your volunteer “home”. Thank you for all you do!