March 2018: Volunteer of the Month

The volunteer of the month for February is Becca Swick. Becca is a senior at St. Louis University. She is majoring in Public Health and International Studies and minoring in French. We asked him a few questions to highlight his dedication and hard work!

Q: How long have you been volunteering with GGO? 
A: I have volunteered with GGO for the past two semesters.

Q: What originally drew you to the organization?
A: I loved the idea of bringing outdoor education to students in the city.

Q: Do you have a favorite experience or memory of your time as a volunteer?
A: My class just recently went to Meramec Caverns. At first, the students were relatively scared to be in the dark or to possibly see bats. However, the more we saw of the caverns, the more excited the kids became. They even said that they were going to ask their parents to take them back during their spring break! This was also when I bonded with a lot of the students.

Q: Why do you like volunteering with GGO?
A: I love the students we work with, and I love the content we teach. Getting our younger generations to care about the environment is the best way that we can conserve it in the future.

Q: Do you have any advice for someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?
A: Make sure you can commit to coming every week. The students respond best when they actually see that you are making the effort to see them each week.

Q: What is something you are passionate about?
A: All things social justice, specifically criminal justice and incarceration reform.

Q: Do you have any unique talents?
A: I cut my own hair.

Q: What kind of bear is best?
A: Black Bear

Q: If you could be fluent in another language what would it be?
A: I’m a French minor, so I hope to become fluent very soon!

Q: What's your favorite joke?
A: What does a nosy pepper do?
Get Jalapeño business!

Nadav Sprague