I have taken over responsibility of the Volunteer of the Month program at Asian Counseling and Referral Service. Michelle, our Club Bamboo kitchen helper volunteer, was the first Volunteer of the Month I helped recognize. I felt even more connected to Michelle’s story because we volunteered together at Club Bamboo. I really enjoyed recognizing and giving the Volunteer of the Month award to Michelle. It was great seeing her happy and letting her know we appreciated her time with us.
Michelle was a volunteer that came to us last year because she was unemployed and didn’t know what to do after college. As she volunteered, she felt connected and appreciated in her community. She enjoyed her time so much that she decided to change her career path. She is now pursuing a degree in hospitality and management in Switzerland.