Volunteers are the heart and soul of Guadalupe School. Without the dedicated people who spend their spare time tutoring kids in reading, teaching adults English, building playgrounds, and making science fun in after school tutoring, we would not be able to make the impact on Salt Lake City’s west side that we have had for almost fifty years.
Our volunteers and volunteers of other organizations come for so many different reasons, so over the last few weeks we’ve asked you to finish this sentence: I volunteer because _________ and we were inspired by the responses we received!
I volunteer because “what's more fun than giving back to your community?” – NY Junior League
I volunteer because “I love to help others.” – Dora
I volunteer because “my life is enriched because of the people I meet.” – Linda
I volunteer because “it makes me feel happy.” – Joseph
I volunteer because “the interaction with the students is fun, and the students are so grateful.” – Rodd
I volunteer because “I am retired and now have time to do things I like to do. I believe education is very important and I can help people learn English.” – Arno
I volunteer because “it’s fun!” – Brian
I volunteer because “I want to share.” – Kun
I volunteer because “I enjoy helping such eager students.” – Adult Ed Volunteer
I volunteer because “I get bored/tired of staring into computer screens all day and want to connect with the community in a meaningful way.” – Adult Ed Volunteer