Now that November is upon us and Thanks Giving is only a few weeks away, it has dawned on me that the semester will shortly come to a close. Looks like it’s time for some end of the semester REFLECTION…
3CE has seen a great group of volunteers come through Albany this semester!
Our volunteers at down at Operation Nightwatch’s hospitality center are doing great! The hospitality center has been packed full of volunteers and clients throughout the semester. At the beginning of the semester volunteers were slightly harder to come by, and Gary Davis really showed his gratitude for LC volunteers giving us a round of 3 cheers (link). I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has made it down to the hospitality center.
Today I briefly spoke to Juliana DePietro, a LC volunteer that goes down to ONW every Thursday. Juliana had some great things to say about her experience volunteering down at the hospitality center. Despite her busy schedule she said she would never give up her Thursday night shift at ONW. It’s a great time for her to escape from the LC bubble and see a different part of Portland. She said it is an invaluable experience to get to know people from different backgrounds and in different situations. In her time playing scrabble, checkers and chess she’s gotten to know some of ONWs patrons and witnessed their optimism and compassion.
It’s not too late to get involved yourself! ONW still has some open volunteer slots coming before the end of the semester. Check out our volunteer page (link) for more information. Although there no time like the present to get involved, I encourage you all to make volunteering a part of your new years resolution and come into 3CE to see the ways you can get involved.