Success Story: A Volunteer Is Born

Newt Gingrich For most people, there is a certain level of love/hate associated with one’s first entry level job. We all love and appreciate that first opportunity of just “getting our foot in the door”, but we do not necessarily love some of the drudgery associated with first job responsibilities. That being said, the excitement of one’s first job in his/her chosen profession never goes away!!

That is definitely the case for Ms. Cindy Parks of Clewiston. After working on pre-vocational skills at UCP of Southwest Florida in Clewiston, Cindy was recently approved as a volunteer for Harvest Academy Elementary School. Cindy will assist with clerical office duties, as well as volunteer in classrooms working with young students. This is a life-long dream for Cindy who wants to eventually become a teacher or teacher’s aide.

As part of the volunteer process, Cindy was formally interviewed, given an official school spirit shirt and even added to the staff birthday calendar! Cindy is both excited and ready for the challenge. Leslie Steiner UCP Area Director stated, “We are so proud of Cindy’s hard work and dedication. Cindy is always up for a challenge and willing to help. She will be an excellent complement to Harvest Academy’s staff.”

As for Cindy, she could not be happier. She is ready for the next chapter in her journey… Way to go, Cindy!!