Summer is here, and our volunteers are shining brighter than ever! July’s volunteer of the month, Holly Settoon, reflects on her first year volunteering with our young authors in her profile below. Not to mention the one superpower every New Yorker can relate to. Keep scrolling for sage advice, how to connect with Holly, and ways to get involved with 826NYC in the 2021-22 school year!
826NYC: How did you first get involved with 826NYC, and why did you decide to volunteer?
Holly: I got involved with 826NYC last summer because I loved the idea of helping young people cultivate their writing practice.
826NYC: What’s your favorite part of 826NYC?
Holly: My favorite part of 826NYC is watching the students grow and develop their voices!
826NYC: What do you do when you’re not at 826NYC?
Holly: When I’m not at 826NYC, I write plays, do yoga, and watch movies.
826NYC: What advice would you give to a new volunteer?
Holly: The advice I would give a new volunteer is to dive in and sign up to assist with classes and workshops you may not know much about!
826NYC: What are your superpowers?
Holly: My superpowers are baking delicious banana bread and walking incredibly fast.
Get a glimpse of Holly’s time outside of 826NYC on Twitter and Instagram! Visit our website for more information on upcoming volunteer orientations, news on 826NYC’s plans to return to in-person programming, and welcoming our volunteers back to the Secret Library!