On March 10, we welcomed seven Boston University students to complete volunteer work as part of their Alternative Service Break. As one of their “volunteer favorites,” many Terriers have helped us before – such as those participating in last summer’s First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP).
As always, our staff excitedly prepared for the visit. Once the student volunteers arrived, we gave them a quick tour of our offices before they began their work. Then, they cleaned trays, labeled bottles, cut up boxes, completed donor packets, and assembled donor folders. Their efforts aided our lab, as well as Orders and Donor Intake departments.
The students visiting this time around were studying a variety of disciplines, including film, psychology, and pre-med. Each took an active interest in our work, asking numerous questions throughout the volunteering session. It was our pleasure to answer each one! We always appreciate opportunities to educate those interested. With that in mind, we look forward to building more bridges so that we can spread awareness about donor breast milk.
We thank our friends at Boston University and hope to see them again soon. Volunteers are always welcome, and we encourage all to apply via our Intake Form. There are many ways to help babies in need, so we encourage all contributions!