Share Your Voice: Chueka
What is your name? Chueka Yang
Where do you volunteer? Minnesota Literacy Council
What is your volunteer role? Community Outreach Intern
What is your favorite thing about volunteering? My favorite thing about volunteering is giving back to and helping the community, and knowing that something as small as just answering questions will make a difference in the community and the people around me. I am so glad to be able to help out by my volunteering and get a chance to see the difference in people's lives.
What is your motivation for volunteering? My motivation for volunteering is making a difference in the community and providing as many resources as possible to those who are in need. The smile and the help that I bring will keep me going as well as knowing that I have already done something to help my community to become a better place for our new generations.
What is your favorite book and why? There are a lot of books that I have read, but one of my favorites is A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. I could feel and picture myself going into this book while reading. Another one of my favorite books, also by Dave Pelzer, is called The Lost Boy. I almost cry reading it. This is a sad book of the boy whose mother no longer wants him.
Anything else you’d like to share about your volunteer experience? Volunteering is something I have always enjoyed doing. Also, it's to get my feet into the door of my future career with all these wonderful volunteering experiences. I have also met many great people during my volunteering years.
Have a story of your own you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it! Simply fill out this form to share your voice, and we’ll highlight your experience in our monthly e-newsletter for adult literacy volunteers and here in the Volunteer Voice blog.