When I signed up for the Racial Justice Seminar, I was so excited for the trip, but I was also nervous because I had never tutored school children or volunteered at a food pantry before. My nervousness gave way to fulfillment as my favorite projects on the trip were tutoring students with Reading Partners and doing food kitchen prep work at Masbia Kosher Soup Kitchen.
Volunteering with organizations across Brooklyn showed me how many ways there are to serve the community. Since the trip, I have been more cognizant of my surroundings and the privilege that I took for granted when I was growing up. After the trip, I feel much more confident about how to go about volunteering with organizations that are new to me. I plan to start organizing volunteer opportunities for my sorority sisters once a month, and then increase the commitment to once a week.