This week I finished up my internship. I was busy calling agencies, working to get a few more projects submitted and I am excited that there is now a variety of choices for volunteers to select from. As I was organizing projects, volunteers were calling because they were eager to select a project for their volunteer team. Although the projects are not quite available for selection, it is exciting to hear that people are ready and thinking about Day of Caring.
I also continued to do research and worked to help organize the luncheon portion of the day for the volunteers. I am excited to have two WPI students who have volunteered to play some jazz music. The volunteer shirts are ordered, lunches are getting selected, and ultimately the luncheon is really coming together. I also walked over to St. Vincent (still learning my way around downtown Worcester) with Kerri to check out the space and visualize how the luncheon will be set up in just a few weeks. I can’t wait until September 12th to see how everything comes together and the success of the event!
It’s hard to believe that my internship is over already, boy does ten weeks fly by! I really enjoyed my time at United Way and overall it was a great experience. I learned so much through the experience, about United Way, the Worcester community, and programs offered through United Way. One of my favorite parts of the internship was getting to know the other employees, everyone was so kind, welcoming, and appreciative of the other interns and myself.
Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the last few weeks of summer before moving back to Worcester for senior year!