Children’s Volunteer Services Presents: Red-Vested Rockstar!
1. Why she ROCKS?!
Sophie started volunteering in the spring of 2011. She is now a freshman at the University of Minnesota, and feels lucky to be close enough to continue volunteering at Children’s. (We feel so lucky to have her!) During the summers, Sophie teaches theater and art to kids at a summer camp. She loves kids and their ‘spectacular imaginations,’ and hopes that ‘wherever her studies take her, it will be as fulfilling and fun as working with the awesome kids at Children’s.’ We are honored to call her a Red-Vested Rockstar!
2. Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering?
“I love to read more than anything. I’ll read anything I can get my hands on! I also love writing, traveling, school, being outside, and just spending time with people I love!”
3. Do you have any kids or pets of your own?
“My family has two little dogs named Louie and Buster. They are such handfuls, but I love them so much!”
4. If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it?
“Oh, yum! If I could make any kind of candy bar, I would want it to be made of Nutella, dark chocolate, and raspberry filling. I would call it ‘Chocoberry Charm!'”
5. Share a favorite volunteer experience or story:
“I have had countless wonderful experiences volunteering, but one time in particular that I remember was playing Pokemon cards with this little boy. He was very shy and didn’t talk to me for a long time…but I had no idea how to play the game, and kept losing all my cards! After a while, he thought it was hilarious. By the end of the night, he was talking endlessly and teaching me exactly how to play. It’s always so great to see kids open up to someone so quickly. To see him smile and laugh was the best feeling. I also really love being able to talk with Ingrid (my Monday night coordinator) and work with all of the wonderful Monday night volunteers!”