Volunteer Story - Susan Billings
Which room(s) do you volunteer in, and how long have you been volunteering with us?
I've been with the Club since about November 2015. I usually spend time volunteering in Power Hour, and I also love spending time in the Teen Center.
Why did you decide to volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club?
I decided to volunteer because kids always put a smile on your face, and I love the positive energy at the Club! I want to help be a positive influence in someone's life.
What do you most enjoy about volunteering in the Club?
It's hard to pinpoint what I enjoy most about the Club. I CANNOT stress enough what a positive experience it’s been! Absolutely everyone on the staff has been very warm and welcoming. The kids are fabulous, and I'm impressed with the great group of teens I’ve gotten to know.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering here?
I’ve worked in kidney dialysis for the past 14 years. I also do a “Meals on Wheels” route on Fridays, which I totally love. I workout 4 days a week, and I also mentor several women for another organization I belong to.
What’s a fun fact about you that we don’t know?
Oh let's see... I love to scuba dive! My husband and I are going to Honduras in April and hope to see a whale shark, and last year we went to Hawaii and dove with 34 manta rays - talk about awesome!
I really enjoy backpacking and day hiking. I’m climbing Mt. St. Helens for a second time in August. We hiked the Grand Canyon (rim-to-rim) a couple of years ago. We have a gold wing motorcycle that pulls a tent trailer, so we absolutely love going on vacation and hitting the coast or National Parks.
Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?
My husband Lanny is a railroad engineer. We have a fat cat named Smudge, and we just adopted a 10 year-old dog named Lisa. I have one sister, one brother, 7 nephews, and one niece. My mom is 82 years old and probably the most active person I know.
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