I had been looking for ways to help the LGBTQ community specifically because it is my community. I saw that the Center had opportunities for volunteers who could make food deliveries to clients’ homes from Pride Pantry.
I’ve always loved to help, and I love to drive. So, delivering groceries and seeing different areas of my city has been really fun. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, my interactions with the clients I’m delivering groceries to is pretty limited, but I really enjoy seeing the Center staff and other drivers every week.
Volunteering at the Center has provided me with a schedule during this weird, loose COVID era. It gives me a sense of purpose and accomplishment. It feels really good to know that these deliveries are creating a direct impact on people’s lives and well-being.
To anyone who is thinking about becoming a Center volunteer, I say do it! There are a lot of different roles you can fill at the Center. It’s very welcoming and friendly.
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Year Started Volunteering at Center: 2020
Volunteer Positions: Pride Pantry Driver