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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Jeremy Farris

JGFarris

Meet Jeremy Farris, Sharing Life Volunteer of the month. 

How did you get involved with Sharing Life?
I started before the move to the new location. Then in January I had more availability and was able to volunteer more often.

What is your role and what does it entail?
The big one is stocking shelves in the food pantry. When they started realizing I was good at stocking the refrigerator and don’t mind the cold I started doing that more. I don’t mind the cold and Sharing Life provided a jacket!

What is most rewarding about your role?
I would say seeing all the people I interact with. I used to work at another nonprofit, Nonpareil, that took care of young adults on the spectrum and teaching them tech skills to get jobs. I’m on the spectrum myself so it just means a lot to interact with the people I am helping.

What challenges do you face?
The only challenge I seem to have is my availability, some things need staff supervision and it is hard to get what is needed set up for clients in the time we have available.

How long have you lived in the area?
I was born here and grew up here. Since 1986!

Besides volunteering, what are your hobbies?
I’m a big gamer, right now I am playing the older Baldur Gate games.

What’s something about you that most people would never guess to be true?
That my first name is Jeremy but I go by my middle name Gage.

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