Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

This Journey

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

As I prepare to head out on my first sea kayaking trip of the 2016 summer paddling season, I find myself thinking back to and reflecting on all of my past experiences on the water. The very first time I found myself on Lake Superior in a sea kayak was also my very first true college experience. I participated in the Student Outdoor Adventure Retreat program [SOAR trip], which was part of the August Adventures for incoming freshman at The College of St. Scholastica. I was led to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore by three student guides, one being Jane Sloan.


Grandma’s Security

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Being part of the security team for Grandma’s Marathon was a success! I got the pleasure of greeting a lot of people as they passed the finish and congratulating them on their accomplishment. I was next to Grandma the whole time at the finish line and got to talk with her and snag a picture at the end! Great race and now it’s time for the Saturday night events!

Volunteer Packet Pick-Up

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Today, I picked up my security bag with all of the apparel and credentials needed to be recognized as security. It included two shirts, an event pass, security ID, and some miscellaneous gifts like a lanyard. I’m excited to work at the marathon tomorrow! Should be a great time!

Grandma’s Marathon Volunteer Opprotunities

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Grandma’s Marathon is this weekend and there are still a few volunteer opprotunities available. Volunteering during the marathon is a lot of fun and you get to see all of the festivities first-hand and for free! I’ll be with security this weekend. Should be fun!

Science of Happiness: Back to High School

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Yesterday, our group split into smaller groups to talk about American culture in several Danish high school classes. It was a great experience talking about politics, the differences in our cultures, and happiness. I learned a lot as I’m sure the Danish students did as well. The Danish society is based on collectivism whereas the American culture is based on individualism. Honestly, in many ways, I prefer the Danish culture over our American culture. But I still love America.