I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Fest for Life event with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. I had the chance to set up for the event early that morning, be apart of the energetic atmosphere, and clean up. I enjoyed being able to step outside of my daily mindset and set my mind on someone else for a day. Through this, I was able to help be apart of an event where people who may have not ever gotten the opportunity to have a peace of mind in there health, and give them the chance to get scanned for cancer, and educated on their health and wellness. I enjoyed being able to participate in such an energetic, welcoming atmosphere of volunteers, vendors, and people. I would definitely consider participating in events with Mary Bird Perkins in the future, because I loved being able to work with the coordinator, Ms. Leslie. She was joyful and informative with all that she did, and i enjoyed getting able to give my day some purpose behind what I do.
It was my first time ever being at Mary Bird Perkins, and talking with an employee. I enjoyed learning about what they do, and the possibilities of volunteering through my service hours.
Yes, I attended the orientation. It was my first time being at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, and after learning a little more about it I am glad that I get to serve them.