Monarch Spotlight: Volunteer Hannah Shinn
Hannah Shinn is a junior at Wingate University in Monroe. She is majoring in Human Services and has volunteered more than 50 hours at Campus Park Drive, a Monarch day program in Monroe.
What made you decide to volunteer at Campus Park?
I decided to volunteer because Kim Goff, Campus Park program director, came and gave a presentation to my class about the services that Monarch provides in Union County. I have always enjoyed working with people who have developmental disabilities.
What is the most important aspect of your role as a volunteer?
I think the most important aspect of my role as a volunteer is to build relationships with those we support, but most importantly to help the staff and give them an extra set of hands.
What has been your most rewarding or satisfying experience at Monarch so far?
My most satisfying experience so far is just coming in and seeing the people we support’s faces light up because they are excited to see me. It always makes my day even if I am in a bad mood. This has been a great experience so far; I never find myself repeatedly looking at my watch and counting the hours until I leave.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I took dance from the age of 3-years old until the sixth grade, so a total of 9 years.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
After I graduate I hope to attend graduate school and further my education.