Children’s Volunteer Services presents: Red-Vested Rockstar!
Meet Claire- Volunteer Services Intern!
1. Why she ROCKS?!
Claire is a senior at the University of Minnesota. She will be graduating in December with a Bachelor of Science in Child Psychology. “I am the Minneapolis Campus’ volunteer department intern till the 18th of December! I decided on taking a closer look into Volunteer Management because of my experience with volunteering, and I wanted to learn what the job is all about. Working with the Volunteer Department at Children’s Hospital especially perked my interest because I have a great passion for kids of all ages, I have always been interested in pediatrics, and I love volunteering! I am also a volunteer at a non-profit called the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. I have been there for about two years and it has positively affected my life in many ways!”
2. Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering?
“I love to go on walks around the lakes in Minneapolis, especially Lake Harriet and Lake Nokomis. I also like to hang out with friends, eat burgers (my favorite food), do arts and crafts of any sorts, watch scary movies, and trying new things (food, activities, etc.). Most recently, I have been learning to frolf (frisbee-golf) which has been fun and surprisingly challenging.”
3. Do you have any kids or pets of your own?
“I have a 6 year old Wauzer (Westie-Schnauzer mix) named Ollie, and a 10(?) year old cat named Bill. Bill was a stray, and my family took him in about 6 years ago, so we have no idea how old he really is.”
4. If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it?
“I would create a candy bar with a pumpkin cheesecake filling, with an outside shell made of white chocolate. Its name would be ‘Pumpkin Goodness’.”
5. Share a favorite volunteer experience or story:
You brighten the days of our patients when you are here, Claire! Thank you for your contributions to Children’s!