We’re excited to introduce you to our January Volunteer of the Month, Aimee Lam! Aimee started volunteer with us in 2018 in our weekend workshops, and currently supports our publications team by translating student stories! Learn more about Aimee by reading her interview below:
826NYC: How did you first get involved with 826NYC and why did you decide to volunteer?
Aimee: I was looking to volunteer and a couple of friends told me about 826NYC. I had experience working with kids in the classroom in literacy back in college, and had enjoyed doing it, so I figured this would be a good fit!
826NYC: What’s your favorite part of 826NYC?
Aimee: My favorite is getting to know the students, whether it’s in person, or just through reading their work.
826NYC: What do you enjoy most about working on student publications?
Aimee: I love reading what students come up with! Their creativity always astounds me, and I love seeing glimpses into their lives, experiences, and ways of seeing the world through their writing.
826NYC: What do you do when you’re not at 826NYC?
Aimee: You can find me reading, working on a crochet or embroidery project, or taking long walks with my dog in Brooklyn.
826NYC: What advice would you give a new volunteer?
Aimee: This isn’t really advice, but I would say—just start volunteering for stuff! There are so many ways to get involved and engaged with the students’ work that can cater to everyone!
826NYC: What are your superpowers?
Aimee: I can eat pasta everyday and not get sick of it.
Want to support our students? Sign up for a volunteer orientation today!