This article is part of Volunteer New York!'s Teen Spotlight video series, where we highlight an outstanding teen and learn what inspires them to volunteer. Thank you to Interns 4-Good for contributing to this project!
Teen Spotlight: Sancia John, 17, of Yonkers, NY
Organization: International Women for Women Association, Singapore
Volunteer Role: Content Writer
As a Content Writer for Singapore's International Women for Women, Sancia John has the opportunity to write articles advocating for gender equality. Sancia's hometown of Yonkers is a far cry from Singapore, and the ability to work virtually from home while promoting gender equality is one of the many reasons that attracted her to this project.
Of course, working remotely can be a challenge—especially when it comes to communicating with peers and fellow volunteers. "I realized that team work can truly make the dream work," Sancia says. "Each person contributing even a little creates a cohesive and beautiful project." She adds that her volunteerism enables her to strengthen crucial character traits, "like kindness and adaptability and communication skills. This has—and continues to—fashion me into a better person."
As for fellow volunteers, Sancia has some sage advice: "You are never too young to make a difference. Helping the needy gives [you] satisfaction and peace in knowing that [you are] helping others and giving back to the community."
Thanks, Sancia! Watch her video above to learn a little more about why she volunteers.
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