Every other Friday we take a moment to introduce you to someone in our community who serves in one or more of Watershed's many volunteer areas: GreenHouse/Shed Students, Sunday Teams, Catapult, Bloc Leading, etc. The featured volunteer will then select someone he/she would like to see highlighted next.
This week, meet Katie!
Volunteer Area(s): Cafe and Info Table Leader
Why did you choose to volunteer in each of your areas?
I started out on the team because my best friend, Elizabeth Benfield, was the leader. I love being a part of the team because it is an easy way for me to see all of my Watershed friends and to meet new people. It's easy to stand at the front, smile and be kind, but the role is important because all it takes is a welcoming smile to ease someone who may be new and joining us for the first time alone.
What has been one of your favorite moments as a volunteer?
It's hard to place one specific moment. I enjoy how well the team works together and how willing they are to make sure everyone's Watershed experience is amazing and as stress-free as possible.
If you could use only one word to describe our Watershed community, what would it be
Describe your perfect day in Charlotte:
My perfect day would be to lounge by the pool with some friends, enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many new restaurants and hang out at one of the breweries around the city.
NEXT I'D LIKE WATERSHED TO FEATURE SHELLEY LEAZER BECAUSE... SHELLEY IS NEW TO WATERSHED AND THE CAFE TEAM AND IS ONLY TEMPORARILY WITH US UNTIL SHE GOES BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT SHE HAS JUMPED RIGHT IN ANYWAY WITH THE TEAM! SHE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO TO STEP UP AND FILL IN WHEN WE ARE SHORT-STAFFED. SHE IS ALWAYS SMILING AND WILLING TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP THE NEW PEOPLE COMING THROUGH OUR DOORS.