In the Volunteer Spotlight we recognize a Youth Service, Inc. volunteer making an impact in the communities we serve. Caroline Quindlen volunteers at Baring House Crisis Nursery.
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
I was born and raised in the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia. I graduated from Boston College in 2018 and I’m currently a first-year master’s student in the biomedical studies program at Drexel University. I plan to apply to medical school this coming spring in hopes of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Q: How long have you been volunteering at YSI?
I have been volunteering at YSI since the beginning of September and I look forward to coming to the nursery each week!
Q: Why did you choose YSI when you were looking for a place to volunteer?
I chose to volunteer at YSI because I was drawn in by their mission of “strengthening the family unit, helping at-risk teens and promoting child safety.” I also wanted to give back to the West Philadelphia community that is less than 20 minutes from my home. I wanted to integrate myself into the education and care of vulnerable children in this area and give back to those who are less fortunate than I am. Educating children is the foundation for the future and I wanted to be even a small part of that.
Q: Why do you think it is important to volunteer?