Karin Crerar has been actively volunteering with Arlington Charities for two years. She likes to stay active not just as a volunteer but in her personal life as well. Along with volunteering at Arlington Charities, Karin likes to stay in shape by going to the gym and pilates studio at least twice a week. She enjoys the release and clarity that physical activity can bring. To round off her active lifestyle, Karin also enjoys doing yardwork and helping families at the Salvation Army with her church.
While volunteering snugly fits Karin’s active lifestyle, the people she meets are actually her favorite part of volunteering. Whether it be the clients that stop in for extra help or the other volunteers, Karin enjoys having the ability to make connections. Karin grew up in Nigeria and does not often run into people of Nigerian descent in the U.S. She was surprised that Arlington Charities has several Nigerian clients and quickly made close friends with them. Karin has also made good friends with a group of volunteers who also share an active lifestyle, the sisters from the Jesus Christ Church of the Latter Day Saints.
Karin enjoys volunteering at Arlington Charities and actively tries to recruit others in her community to volunteer whenever she can. Her strong work ethic and friendly personality make her a joy to be around. Arlington Charities is lucky to have volunteers like Karin.
If you are a volunteer and would like to be featured on “Meet a Volunteer Monday,” please send us a message or talk to Chris near the reception area. Alternatively if you are inspired by Karin’s story and would like to volunteer yourself, you can sign up at https://www.arlingtoncharities.org/volunteer.