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Volunteer Profile Paula Pinzón

posted 2 May 2017, 12:53 by Leonie Anna Mueck   [ updated 2 May 2017, 12:57 ]

Our second featured volunteer is Paula Pinzón. Paula has been with CRRC since October 2015 and has done a little bit of everything, from making of Welcome packs to Volunteer coordination, passing through sorting donations, providing childcare during English lessons, helping organize the Guildhall Event, attending socials to help in any way. She also used to be in charge of the e-mail address and used to be the treasurer. We asked Paula some questions about her reasons for volunteering and how she's finding it:

1. Why did you want to get involved with CRRC?

-        Because I believe in my heart helping in this humanitarian crisis is the right thing to do in this day and age. Also, being Colombian and coming from a country that has been at war for so many decades, I couldn't just stand and look and do nothing to help, even if it's just a tiny bit.

2. What has been the most rewarding moment of your time with CRRC?

-          Every single minute of it has been rewarding, but if I have to choose something I would say seeing the change in the faces of the children of the first families we helped relocate, one year after their arrival in Cambridge. They looked like different people! Much more relaxed and evidently happier!

3. What’s the most important thing that people can do right now to help refugees?

-          Speaking out against hate and discrimination, getting in touch with your MPs and campaigning for the government to do more, and getting involved with any group like ours, even if you only have little time to spare.

4. What’s an interesting fact about about you that people might not know?

-          I'm not sure I'm that interesting! Hehehe! I love cats, I play the guitar and the ukulele and love to sing when nobody's listening! :)

5. Describe yourself as a pizza topping

-        Mmmm...I'm too latin american to be a pizza topping! I'm more like a fruit juice!

Thanks, Paula , for all your wonderful work and commitment!


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