ANGELICA

How long have you been volunteering- 4 months

Out of all the community organizations that offer volunteer opportunities, what attracted you to the Anaheim Family YMCA’s Musical Theater program? I really love how the Y is so in touch and engaged with the community. I love the fact that the main goal of the Y is to help the kids in the community.

What is the most fulfilling part about being a volunteer? I love the fact that I get to share something with people that I enjoy doing! Being in theater arts is a huge part of me and to get the opportunity to share those experiences and teach others makes me really happy.

What would you say to someone that may be interested in taking an active role and volunteer for the Anaheim Family YMCA? I would say, just go for it and because you’ll never know if you don’t try. I didn’t know I was going to enjoy my time with the classes and I’m really glad I stuck with it because It’s something I look forward to during the week.

Is there a feel good story that you’d like to share about your experience as a volunteer?  On Valentine’s Day I had a show to do for school, so unfortunately I missed class that day. When I came back the following week, the participants shared that they really missed me and one of the students in particular, made a Valentine’s Day card for me. You don’t realize how much of an impact you are on kids until you get to work with them and it’s honestly one of the best decisions I’ve made.

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