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I'm happy to say that I've been doing volunteer work since I was 5, when I stuffed and sealed envelopes and packed school supplies for Operation Bootstrap Africa!
In 2016 alone, I volunteered over 250 hours, and in 2015, I volunteered 350+ hours, with 255 of them for Susan G. Komen Minnesota.
The best thing about doing volunteer work is that you are helping others who could really use your help. If you've never tried it, please do! I know that helping others will warm your heart as much as it's warmed mine!
I hope to one day become either a professional singer, film actress or public speaker. But whatever I become, I know I'll also be a life-long volunteer, helping people whenever I can. Besides helping people, I also love to help animals. I love organizing events. And I LOVE singing, acting and performing on stage, so I've tried to incorporate my love of those things into my volunteer work whenever I can.
I've also been heavily involved with pageant systems that promote strong volunteerism. I'm currently honored to serve as International Junior Miss (IJM) "Miss Midwest Teen". Prior to that, I was honored to represent NAM (National American Miss) as Miss Minnesota as both their MN Junior Teen 2015-2016, and as their MN Pre-Teen Queen in 2012-2013. I'm excited to tell you that NAM was the reason I first started doing volunteer work at age 5. I was a contestant in one of their pageants, and they REQUIRED that all girls do at least 4 hours of community service to compete at the national level. Once I started volunteering, I never stopped!
I was previousy honored to serve as a NATIONAL title-holder with ANTSO (America's National Teenager Scholarship Organization), where my national title was "Miss Preteen National Sweetheart 2012". Their titleholder selection is based heavily on community service, so it was a perfect fit!
I've found that you don't need a title of ANY kind to do volunteer work, and I personally do just as much in years I don't hold a title! But, one of the best thing about representing these pageant organizations is that it does open a few more doors. Organizations seem to be more interested in having you come in and perform or speak if you have a title! And pageants often give you opportunities to promote and speak on behalf of the organizations you volunteer.
I hope you like my site! It will highlight some of the volunteer activities I've been involved with and it will give you information about the organizations.
If I can inspire even just a few people to use whatever talents & abilities they have to volunteer for the causes THEY care about, then this site fulfilled its purpose. There are so many volunteer opportunities for even very young children.
Thanks for visiting my pages!
Above: IJM Miss Midwest Teen
Above: NAM Miss MN titlehlders. I was honored to place in Top 5 at Nationals!