She's no fairweather volunteer
Shalamar Fairweather started to volunteer with Young Ladies of Tomorrow in 2014.
“When I first began,” she said, “I would teach seminars and help students write narratives. Now we have fellows here and I am their supervisor.”
A native of Jamaica, Fairweather moved to the District a little more than a year ago. Now, she is an advocate for volunteer engagement.
“I think everyone needs to give back to their community," she said. "It’s really fulfilling. And you can gain a lot of skills from volunteering. My public speaking skills have increased since I started here. Plus, I have doubled up on my management skills.”
1. Love one-on-one interactions? Become a tutor!
2. Enjoy engaging with small groups? Facilitate a workshop or become a mentor.
3. Have extra space? Host a field trip or support an internship for a YLOT participant.