As a former engineer, I have been volunteering at the Saturday Academy office for a year. Most of what I do is help the busy staff members accomplish their goals, especially on computer work, which gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. Occasionally I help out in the community at schools, open houses and conferences, which is perfect because I get to see why we are here and find out about the remarkable students we are helping to educate.
My daughter was involved in Saturday Academy’s TAG Camp at Reed College a few years ago and it was an amazing experience for her. Then a friend of mine began organizing one of Saturday Academy’s programs. So when I learned of an opportunity to volunteer for the organization, I signed up!
All of the staff are friendly and very smart; it’s a treat to work with everyone. I feel valued for my assistance at Saturday Academy and the variety of tasks and personalities makes being here a wonderful experience.