A Volunteer's Perspective
Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Volunteering in the children's program at Sojourner has been a truly rewarding experience. I've volunteered weekly for just under six months now and am proud to be part of an organization with such a strong mission. A typical shift starts with saying hello to the other volunteers and then meeting the kids in the children's program that day. From there, depending on the ages of the kids, we usually pull out some board games or arts and crafts and start playing! Sometimes we play organized games all together like hide & seek. It's always a win if you can get everyone on the same page with what game they'd like to play! Now that it's starting to get nice out again, it's fun to get the kids outside playing catch with a football or playing basketball. Every shift is a little bit different which keeps it interesting and fun. The shifts always fly by and before we know it, it's time to clean up!
My favorite part about volunteering at Sojourner is seeing how happy the kids are to have the volunteers there playing with them. It is clear that the kids look forward to this time. No matter what else is going on in their lives, for the time that they are with us, it feels great to know they can be carefree and have fun like children should! It is a small way that we can make a difference in the children's lives. It also is great for the moms to have some time to themselves so they can go to group and know that their children are in good hands.
If someone is looking to make a difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence, I would highly recommend they volunteer at Sojourner. It is a well-organized organization filled with caring and passionate people who are all working towards a common goal. Join me!
To apply now go to: https://www.sojournerproject.org/online-volunteer-application. For questions, email Laura@SojournerProject.org.