“The Soul of a nation is reflected in its commitment to the arts”- The Denyce Graves Foundation

This semester, I have had the honor of volunteering with The Denyce Graves Foundation, led and founded by the legendary opera superstar Denyce Graves-Montgomery. The Foundation’s genesis came about as a result of many factors. Last fall, I produced and helped create a cooking show with Denyce, titled “Cooking with Denyce,” that reached over 250,000…

Sharing my Time

I have always enjoyed crafting. From a young age I was good at sewing and cross stitching. During the Covid-19 shut down I learned a new skill of crocheting. I went a little crazy making blankets, dolls, and scarfs for everyone. During the fall 2020 semester I did my service by making masks for my…

Dog Days at Southern Pines Animal Shelter

This semester, I decided to do something different. I had volunteered at Aldersgate the last two semesters, and before that, I had volunteered at Hawkins Elementary School. So, I decided to go back to something I had enjoyed doing during high school; working at an animal shelter. This semester, I decided to volunteer at Southern…

Volunteering at Edwards Street Food Pantry

I have now been volunteering with Edwards Street Fellowship Center for two years. During the first semester of my service, I worked at the Edwards Street Thrift Store. I enjoyed that experience, but I feel as though my skills allow me to have a greater impact on the community at Edwards Street Food Pantry. Every…

Spreading Positivity in a Time Needed Most

This semester I got a better idea of how I can serve even throughout the circumstances that we, the world, has had to face within the past year. Even though it has been challenging it makes me much more aware of the need of servant leaders. I have been able to use what I learned…

Notes from Nature and Podcast Planning

This semester, I chose to once again visit Zooniverse for virtual volunteering. Instead of choosing service in my field, however, I decided to branch out into the field of science. The project Notes from Nature – Invertebrate Time Machine transcribes older marine invertebrate labels into a database that consolidates the information for research. As a…

Providing a Hand for a Paw-Serving with SPAS

This has been my 4th semester serving with Southern Pines Animal Shelter. Wondering what’s kept me serving here for so long? Well let me tell you! When I first began working with SPAS, I started out helping with tasks such as washing dishes and laundry. However, I saw how these tasks, simple as they may…

Zooniverse Online Volunteering

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to volunteer through the Zooniverse platform this past semester. With the restrictions revolving around Covid-19, I know for many students and myself it was difficult to find places where we could go to physically give back. So I am so happy that I could still contribute…

Delivering Meals and Smiles

Hello, my name is Lina May! This was my second semester to volunteer at Christian Services by doing Meals on Wheels. Fighting hunger is something I’ve always been passionate about and have continued to be involved in. Christian Services is an excellent organization that I have really enjoyed working with. They provide so much help…