Each month on the BLOG, we feature an interview with one of our incredible volunteers. We have dedicated volunteers who have been with us for more than 20 years and some who have given of their time for less than two months. All are deeply appreciated and deserve a moment in the spotlight!
This month’s Volunteer Spotlight features a fantastic front-of-house volunteer, Sandra Hardridge!
Volunteer Director, Tasia Trevino-Hill, asked Vicky a few questions about volunteering at SLO REP.
TTH: Tell us a bit about yourself! What do you do when you’re not volunteering? What are your hobbies? I raised 5 amazing kids. 3 live here in SLO, so I moved here when my youngest graduated from high school, 2 1/2 years ago. I spend time with my family. I love to read. I see all the plays that are at the SLO REP. I do other volunteer work with Concerts in the Plaza, the Santa Margarita Library bookstore and United Way.
TTH: How long have you been a volunteer at SLO REP?
I came and watched Annie in June 2018 and knew I wanted to be a part of the theater.
TTH: What duties have you done while volunteering?
I have done Bar, Concessions, and Front Door. I also do the front-of-house laundry on the 4th Sunday of the month.
TTH: What (or who) got you started volunteering at SLO REP?
Just seeing Annie and feeling the energy in the air. I loved being there so I looked into volunteer opportunities.
TTH: What is your favorite part about volunteering here?
Meeting the actors and talking with all patrons.
TTH: Do you volunteer (or have you volunteered recently) at any other nonprofits?
I have been with the Santa Margarita Library bookstore since I moved here 2 1/2 years ago. I was a cashier with Concerts in the Plaza and I loved helping United Way with Stuff the Bus
TTH: Do you have any words of advice for new volunteers or someone thinking a about volunteering?
You should do it. It is fun and rewarding and you will meet some very nice people.
Interested in volunteering at SLO REP? Visit the Volunteer page or email Tasia Trevino-Hill ([email protected]) to learn more about upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!