We’re excited to introduce you to our January Volunteer of the Month, Su Roy. Su started volunteering with us in 2016 in After School Tutoring & Writing (now Write After School). She supported our students when we went virtual in 2020, and is now one of our awesome Write After School volunteers for Stations! Learn more about her interests, superpowers, and her adorable dog Mary (pictured here) by reading her profile below.
826NYC: How did you first get involved with 826NYC, and why did you decide to volunteer?
Su: I’m honored to be chosen as the January volunteer of the month. I first started volunteering at 826NYC in 2016-2017 with After School Tutoring and again during the pandemic with Write Away Workshops in 2020. It is energizing and awe-inspiring to work creatively with young people.
826NYC: What’s your favorite part of 826NYC?
Su: Working with the students and feeling as if I’m learning alongside them.
826NYC: What do you do when you’re not at 826NYC?
Su: Usually working as a boring adult, or hanging with my dog Mary.
826NYC: What advice would you give to a new volunteer?
Su: Talk to the students as if they’re your friends, you’ll build rapport over time
826NYC: What are your superpowers?
Su: Making a mean grilled cheese sandwich, holding my balance, and fitting into small spaces 🙂
You can learn more about Su by following her on Twitter or Instagram. Want to get involved in your community this year? Visit our website for more information on how to get involved & sign up for a volunteer orientation!