I greatly enjoy my time at the Micah 6 food bank. While volunteering, I was able to help stock and prepare the food pantry with fruits, vegetables, and other goods and aid individuals while shopping for their food. This volunteer opportunity is very rewarding and eye opening since I am able to give back to families in the Austin community that are in need. I am also able to connect with other people by helping in any task that I can.
This event is highly interactive with children and parents in order to give a little excitement about the university. I focused on teaching children about scientific experiments such as making quicksand with corn starch and water with food coloring. The excitement of the children is always exciting and rewarding since I would have loved being exposed to science at a young age.
I volunteered at Introduce a Girl to Engineering day with AIChE and OXE organizational booths. For this activity, students from all over Texas are able to come to UT-Austin in order to learn all about math, science, and engineering (STEM programs). I was able to help girls (and boys) make "quick sand" from corn starch and water with a splash of food coloring. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience because it made me excited again for the amazing wonders that science creates.
I had a great time getting away from the final stress week and helping families join in the Christmas spirit! Everyone was friendly and cheerful! I would love to go back next year to help out and make the event run smoothly so that everyone can have a great time next Christmas season.
I assisted through Micah 6 to help underprivileged families receive food products for the week. I was responsible for handing out baskets and organizing personal items while the individuals were able to go through the pantry.
I was able to help set up, organize, and clean the pantry once the food supplies had arrived. This was done in preparation for the opening of the food pantry for underprivileged families to obtain food products.