Q. What kinds of things do you volunteer for?
DT-J: The Fund for Ransom Everglades, book sales, the auction, Breakthrough Miami, swimming, water polo, whatever needs doing.Q. Have you been volunteering long?
DT-J: For six years—and I’m not going to stop!Q. Do you get to choose what you work on or are there assignments?
DT-J: You choose. And it can be for whatever amount of time you have available: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or all day. Q. What’s the biggest benefit you get from volunteering at RE?
DT-J: The chance to participate in your child’s school life. You get to share the experience and stay well-informed. You work beside wonderful people, you learn--there are so many benefits.Q. Do you know many of the parents before you began to volunteer?
DT-J: I really didn’t know anyone, so volunteering was a great opportunity to meet people.Q. Would you recommend volunteering to any new parent?
DT-J: Yes, but it really helps if you’re a people person, someone who enjoys meeting and working with others. Not everyone likes that. But if you have an open mind and an open heart, I promise you will love the work.Q. Any advice for a would-be volunteer?
DT-J: Just this: always give it your best. Whatever the job, I give it everything I can. I want the work to count. Ransom Everglades deserves our best.