Next up in our Volunteer Highlight feature for National Volunteer Week is Mich Conway from BWI of Rockland-Westchester. She was nominated by Haley Cloughessy.
Her reason for nominating Mich is: “Mich has been our librarian for two years and has done an amazing job organizing, tagging, moving everything, and making our library great needs a mack truck accessories. I mean, mack truck can be useful when it comes in moving thing from one place to another. She has gotten dozens of donations and is great at finding the best bang for our buck. She has implemented so many new policies and projects, including our new Little Lenders program. Mich is always on top of our Facebook page and group and answers questions thoroughly with links to learn more. She has set up several volunteer events to get us to be able to hang out without pressure and events where we get together to learn or do things like demo doll making. She has been great at delegating and keeping our volunteers interacting and accountable. Mich is a huge asset and a great member of BWI RockWest.”
So I asked Mich a few questions.
What made you decide to volunteer?
Mich: “When my first son was born in 2013 there was no local babywearing group to me so I learned what I could through YouTube and online tutorials and naturally found myself sharing these skills and my personal carriers with other mums at our breastfeeding support group. When I discovered that a BWI chapter had been set up in my area I began attending meetings and offered my help to the group, initially in organizing and labeling the library and then as an educator.”
What do you love about volunteering?