Thursday, April 5, 2012

April's Volunteer of the Month: Valerie

This month, we decided to highlight our work-study student who joined the Food Bank of Yolo County (FBYC) last fall. A freshman at Cristo Rey High School, Valerie, or "Baby Valerie" (our Bookkeeper's name is also Valerie) has been a pleasure to work with. She thinks of volunteering as "doing something for someone without being asked, like giving up your time and part of your day to help". Valerie has had experience in many of our programs and has been especially helpful as an office assistant, where she helps answer phones and works on data entry.

When asked if she could share a story about her time at FBYC, Valerie told us about a funny instance where she accidentally rubbed ink from a marker all over her face. She enjoys writing notes on her hands, and must have wiped ink on her upper lip, unknowingly creating a fake mustache.

In her spare time, Valerie likes to go camping, look at landscape photography, and play sports like basketball and volleyball. She also likes to play video games with her little brother.

Thank you Valerie, for your hard work!