Nick, another amazing volunteer doing amazing things for others. We received an email from Nick about a particular evening during his weekly project, Basic Literacy and Math for Adults, at CPCC tutoring adults. I wanted to know more about Nick and once I did, I knew you would too.
Here is Nick’s email and more about this amazing volunteers, ENJOY!:
“The day before Anthony’s final, while taking a practice test, I lost my composure. He was answering questions all wrong. I said Anthony, last week you understood the concept and today you’re a babbling idiot. What happened? He said I have problems. I responded, “we all have problems, set your priorities. I have problems coming here. They’re days I pick myself up after falling to be here. I can do it so can you” With tears he told me he’s going to pass it. I don’t how he did but he did. It must have been the fire that came out of me when he was failing the practice test.
FYI not looking for a pat on back or cookie but;
Bottom line I struggle to get to class and some students appreciate my struggles and they’ll try hard to overcome thier struggles after seeing me.
Enjoy your week.
What made you decide to volunteer?
I was new to Charlotte and I‘ve been looking for employment so, I chose to help others better themselves as a challenge to myself
You’ve spent a great deal of time tutoring adults, what drew you to this project?
Many are High school dropouts realizing now with education they’ll have better opportunities. Others informed me they’re tired of leaning on government handouts. Bingo! Dropouts? Government sponges? Getting someone on the same page as us? Now that’s a challenge
What would your advice be to new volunteers to help make their experience more enjoyable?
Pick a subject or a cause that you enjoy and put your all into it
What is the best part about volunteering?
Success, having a student pass a subject in turn it impacts our community ONE PERSON at a time
Is there anything you struggle with in regards to volunteering?
Yes, the day to day unknowns of my physical disability keeps me pushing to keep my volunteer commitment
Anything else you would like to share about your experiences as Hands On Charlotte volunteer?
Reward yourself, volunteer and share your experience with us
Here’s Nick’s volunteer project: Basic Literacy and Math for Adults