Amy has been generously giving her time to SPAN since October 2013. She is a children’s volunteer and also helps out with events, representing SPAN at fairs and festivals. Just last month Amy added yet another SPAN volunteer role to her list when she trained to become a Court Advocate.
SPAN staff member Shannon (Children’s Volunteer Manager) caught up with Amy recently to ask her how the volunteering was going, and a few other important questions. .
With your busy schedule and all of the wonderful things you do, what made you decide to volunteer as a children’s volunteer at SPAN? I like working with kids because we have a lot in common–a love of games, bad jokes, coloring, and using our imagination. I think SPAN does great things in our community and I’m excited to be a part of it.
What were you like as a kid? I read a lot, made original puff paint creations a lot, and loved push-up pops.
If you could have had one super hero power growing up, what would it have been? Is that the same one you would choose now? For a time I actually thought I could control the weather (pretty easy in Colorado–I usually willed it to be sunny). Now, for my super power I’d like to be able to control time.
What do you like to do when you aren’t having a blast with the kids at SPAN? I like to read and watch movies, craft silly things, play trivia and kickball with friends, and take naps.
What has been your best experience with the kids so far at SPAN? I loved when we built our own terrariums! The kids where incredibly knowledgeable about the plants we were using and about creating healthy ecosystems. It was fun to watch them teach each other what they know.
Amy’s commitment to serving survivors and their families is evident in all she does for SPAN clients. Thank you Amy for your time and for being you!