Urban Vision has been blessed with an army of committed volunteers to help carry out our mission. Let’s meet one of those volunteers, Dee Moore. Dee is the lead teacher of On Your Mark, the early childhood program. Let’s hear what she has to say about her volunteer experience here at Urban Vision.
Tell us how you first got involved with Urban Vision. I was mentoring families through the International institute and kept hearing about all the wonderful programs at Urban Vision. I heard about SOS and volunteered to help two days a week! That was in 2012 and I have loved every minute with the kids!
What was your first impression of Urban Vision? I was amazed at the love, compassion and sincerity that embraced me as I walked through the door!
What’s the best part about volunteering at Urban Vision? Hands down it is the people, young and old! The building emits grace and God’s unconditional love. Everyone is always smiling and happy to be there. I love when the kids find me in a classroom just to say hi!
What do you wish other people knew about Urban Vision? How God is working in every corner of the building and how everyone there definitely has the “Lord, Lord, Lord down in their hearts!!!!”
Why do you support Urban Vision as opposed to other nonprofit groups? It is easy to see the great impact volunteers have with the children. Building solid relationships is the goal and it can be achieved so quickly at Urban Vision. Such a short amount of time yields ten-fold when you see happy children who are succeeding at school and in life and they know that Jesus is walking right beside them.
What might someone be surprised to know about you? I never had a teacher that helped me or mentored me in all my years at school. That is why I went into the teaching/mentoring profession. Urban Vision has enabled me to make a difference!
What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at Urban Vision? Stop thinking about it and jump in! There is a place for you to plug in, no matter what your talents are!
What do you do when you aren’t volunteering? I love to travel with my husband to visit our four grown sons. I also like to read, bike and hike.
Anything else you’d like to add? Urban Vision is like a huge family!
Thanks so much, Dee, for sharing and for all you do! Would you like to be a part of our volunteer Dream Team? We’d love to have you! Click here to get started.