Volunteering at Forrest General Hospital

Since the spring of my freshman year, I have been a volunteer in the Forrest General Hospital Ambassador program. I decided to continue serving here this semester. Each Thursday for a hour and a half from August to November, I have had the pleasure of working with the office staff, Mrs. Vickie and Ms. Lori.…

Every Name Counts

Life is so unexpected. An extended Spring Break ultimately became this months-long quarantine that put a halt in my freshman year. The stress of virtual classes and maintaining a somewhat “new-normal” was now all I could think about. When it came to service, my options we are very limited due to obvious reasons regarding the…

On Wednesdays, We Wear SPAS Volunteer Shirts

MEOW! My name is Thumbelina. I am a female tabby cat that LOVES to vocalize my agitation that people do not give me enough attention. Before my adoption into my forever home, my litter box resided at Southern Pines Animal Shelter. In addition to the many people who came to experience my presence, I remember…

Comeback Coolers Volunteer Work

Since I have been in high school, I have worked with an Ocean Springs local organization, Comeback Coolers. Comeback Coolers is a non-profit organization that provides natural disaster victims with a cooler that is designed with uplifting statements and/or drawings filled with necessities. As everyone knows, this hurricane season for the Gulf Coast has been…

Sharing My Time and Spreading Christmas Joy

The way I got my service hours this semester was through volunteering at a Christmas Tree Farm through the organization Buy a Tree Change a Life. This organization partners with corporate sponsors to donate Christmas Trees to churches. Because of these generous gifts of these organizations, churches are able to give one hundred precent of…

Backpack Buddies Service

Throughout my high school experience and this semester in college, I volunteered through the First United Methodist church in Poplarville, Mississippi, for the organization, Backpack Buddies of Poplarville, Inc. This organization collects, organizes and distributes a weekly supply of food and toiletries to less fortunate students. The deliveries are discrete so that no student gets…

Volunteering for PBIS Students

Last semester I was pushed out of my comfort zone volunteering at the Arc, though COVID-19 cut it short I was eager to try and return this year. That ultimately was unable to happen, I found ways to continue volunteering in my hometown of Biloxi, where I spent time this semester. I have often volunteered…

Southern Pines Volunteer Work

This semester, I returned to Southern Pines Animal Shelter as a canine companion. I had intentions of volunteering there last year, but I didn’t get very far due to the pandemic. I went in and walked numerous dogs for an hour on Thursdays. This was extremely enjoyable since I love animals. It was honestly, a…