I volunteered at the learning center, and I helped a second grade teacher with her class activities. We started off by making a fun healthy snack for the kids since we were talking about living a healthier life that day. After that, I helped make sure the kids were paying attention, and that everything was going smoothly. It was a great experience as usual, and it helps me look forward to teaching when I graduate!
I volunteered at the Sierra Vista Learning Center on 4320 South Congress Avenue. It was an amazing experience as I got to help out the 2nd grade teacher the whole day with her students. My duties varied from watching the students while the teacher was preparing the next activity, to helping them play games on the computers during their free time. It was a very enjoyable experience, and it was even better getting to hear all of the students' great April Fools jokes!
My co-mentors and I took our small group and some mentees from other small groups to Castle Hill (Graffiti Park) to help clean up the park a bit. When we got there, there was already a lot of people there, and there was also a lot of trash to pick up. By the end of our time there, I believe we picked up a combined effort of 6-7 bags of trash. It was a great experience since we got to help clean the environment and spend some time out of small group with our mentees.
We were put into groups and were sent to a UT building to turn lights off to conserve energy. It was a really great experience because I got to meet different people from the University. It was also awesome knowing that we were helping the university have a greener way of life.
My job was to help people in the Santa's Workshop send their pictures/videos they took to their emails or text. The overall experience was truly amazing, and I enjoyed meeting all the different people I met there. It's also always a pleasure to bring smiles to many different faces.