September Volunteer of the Month: Sherry Fung
September 8, 2021
It’s that time of year again—Back to School! September’s Volunteer of the Month, Sherry Fung, supported young authors last year in Write After School and Summer workshops. Check out her profile below. Keep scrolling for awesome advice 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?
Sherry: I got involved with 826NYC since I wanted to gain more experience working with younger students.
826NYC: What’s your favorite part of 826NYC?
Sherry: I love that 826NYC fosters creativity in our students. Writers are allowed to choose what they write about, and they’re encouraged to try writing out their ideas even if it’s not what they end up writing about.
826NYC: What do you do when you’re not at 826NYC?
Sherry: Outside of 826NYC, I’m a college student at NYU studying neuroscience and psychology, and I love to dance in my free time.
826NYC: What advice would you give to a new volunteer?
Sherry: My advice for new volunteers is to put yourself out there and to not be afraid to jump into a conversation.
826NYC: What are your superpowers?
Sherry: My superpower is memorizing song lyrics.
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!