Where do you volunteer, and how long have you been volunteering?
I have been volunteering on the 3rd floor inpatient unit in St. Paul for a little over two years.
What is your educational/career background?
I went to college at the University of Kansas and received my Bachelor of Architecture degree. Now I work at a nonprofit in development and fundraising.
What first brought you to Children’s as a volunteer?
I volunteered at a children’s hospital in St. Louis when I was in high school. I was the book cart volunteer, and was able to deliver books to patients in their rooms. When I moved to the Twin Cities, I was looking for a way to get involved. I love children and remembered enjoying my time as a volunteer at the children’s hospital in St. Louis, so I decided to apply for a similar position again!
What kinds of things do you enjoy doing when you’re not volunteering?
I enjoy spending time with husband and our two dogs, biking, skiing, gardening, watching KU basketball, traveling, and finding new & delicious restaurants around town.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
Spending time with the children. The kids are always so full of joy and happiness, no matter what is going on around them, and they can bring a smile to anyone’s face. I began volunteering thinking that I might be able to bring a little bit of joy into a child’s life. I never realized how much joy they would bring to mine.
Thank you, Sarah, for spreading joy to children through your volunteerism at Children’s!