Volunteer Spotlight - Charlotte

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Meet One of Our Newest Volunteers

Charlotte G. has been volunteering regularly for three months at Central Parkway YMCA.

What is your favorite activity and what inspires you to volunteer?

My favorite activity is to meet and get connected with our members while volunteering at the Welcome Center at Central Parkway, and to help lead the Silver Sneakers classic classes.

What hobbies or causes are you passionate about?

I love every kind of sport and being with other individuals.

Why do you belong to the Y and what would you tell others about it?

I belong to the Y because the Y welcomes people of all ages/backgrounds and from all over the world. (Charlotte is actually from Germany!) It is a great community and it helps me to build relationships. You definitely feel that you are a part of something unique. I would highly recommend everyone to joining the Y.

What might we be surprised to know about you?

In my childhood and youth, I played water polo for more than 10 years.

The Y’s purpose is to help people build healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. Who has helped you in your journey and what lesson have you learned that you could share with others?

My parents helped me in my journey to build healthy mind, body and spirit and I have learned from them to never give up when life gets hard from time to time. I’ve learned to try to stay focused and believe in your strengths.

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