Noelle Sciarini, Volunteer Extraordinaire
We often have folks come to us, wondering if there are volunteer opportunities for those who work nine-to-five, full-time-style jobs. We show them a picture of Noelle Sciarini, our July Volunteer of the Month.
Okay, we don’t actually do that, but we COULD, because Noelle has found so many ways to become invaluable to 826michigan, fitting them around her busy work schedule.
Noelle began by helping to facilitate evening workshops and Wee-bots Drop-in writing sessions. She quickly jumped in to help copyedit major publications, joined our 826 Ambassadors Events & Outreach Committee, took on a weekly evening store shift, and regularly makes our volunteer events more delightful and fun-filled. Noelle is a key member of our volunteer deep-cleaning crew, the Scrub & Grub Club, she has helped with innumerable outreach events, and served as a facilitator at our Family Write Nights.
Since September of 2014, Noelle has increased her role here, becoming a Marketing & Development intern. She has helped us research grant opportunities and written big portions of many of them herself. Her help with grant writing has so far garnered over $5,500 from corporate donors such as Toyota USA Foundation and Macy’s, in support of our in-school programs and our tutoring labs!
Noelle does all this AND MORE with her signature sunny demeanor, delightfully dry sense of humor, and generous spirit. Need an evening store shift covered? It is most often Noelle to the rescue. On-the-spot aria performance needed during Bot-choir? Noelle will step right in. The bizarre turns of events that make up daily life at 826 are no match for Noelle, who is always ready to tackle any situation with a (truly gorgeous) smile. Easy-going and incredibly competent, we are so grateful to have Noelle on our team.
Noelle, thank you for all do you to make 826michigan a better, sunnier, funnier place!