Stories can shape people; they can inspire them to think and act differently.
Over the coming months, we will release some stories of our own.
We would like to introduce you to our Vanderful Volunteers, who are the Seeds of Hope ODV team.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”~ Arthur Ashe
My greatest strength would be that I am adaptable in all kinds of situations. It helps me by being a handyman with people.
The best memories I had with Seeds of Hope were in Rome, we had a lot of fun shaping surfboards with the kids and also teaching them how to surf. It was very pleasant taking them out to surf because you could see all the amount of passion and will that they were putting into it.
How do you stay motivated on the not-so-sunny days?
My advice to someone who wants to be a volunteer would be to smile, if you smile everything is easier…people like you because you bring happiness around!
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you choose to be?
I think I would like to be a monkey because I will spend my days climbing trees, and being on top of them, which I really enjoy doing in reality.
Would you rather live in the ocean or on the moon?
What is your best idea for a new invention?
I think I would create a system for electric car charging stations, so easy to use that my parents wouldn’t need me to do it for them every time, probably a contactless receiver that instantly unlocks the charging stations without any kind of apps!