Our April Volunteer Spotlight is Luna Chandna. Luna started volunteering with Jeremiah Program in 2017 just after our campus was built. She initially volunteered by helping our Volunteer Coordinator develop her outreach plan for the year. Since then, Luna has gone through our empowerment class and has dedicated her time each week to shadow our amazing empowerment and life skills facilitators. She is on the path to completing all the training required to become a facilitator and we are all so thrilled. Let’s hear more from Luna:
How did you hear about Jeremiah Program?
I was having lunch with a friend and describing to her what I would like to do next. She had recently heard about Jeremiah and suggested I check it out because what I was describing sounded a lot like what she had just learned.
How long have you been volunteering at Jeremiah Program?
It has been about a year and a half now.
What do you love most about volunteering at Jeremiah Program?
I love seeing the women grow, whether it be as students or parents or just humans.
Please share a favorite memory/funny story while volunteering.
I loved seeing all the affirmations that Starbucks put up at Valentine’s Day. That same week, in life skills, we did an exercise that required everyone to write down positive traits about each other. I took all those traits on sticky notes, cut them into hearts, and made a collage/poster as a tangible reminder for everyone. I was touched and so happy when one of the Moms took it home at the end of the month!
Please share a fun fact about you.
A fun fact about me is that I love to physically challenge myself. I am a marathoner, a half-marathoner, and a tri-athlete; I have snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef; I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon & back in a day.
Thanks again Luna! It’s volunteers like you who make our campus so vibrant and welcoming to residents. We truly appreciate your positivity and nurturing to help the families at Jeremiah grow.
Are you interested in volunteering with Jeremiah Program? Check out the opportunities and fill out an application. Thanks for considering lending a hand.