August’s Volunteer of the Month is Kenna Cramer! Kenna has been an amazing office volunteer this past summer. Read on to learn more about her.
What motivated you to start volunteering at NAMI MC?
Members within my family, just like many others, are directly and indirectly affected by mental illness. Thus, NAMI MC represents to me a connection to this community and has motivated and allowed for me to not only assist my local mentally ill population but my family and friends as well.
How long have you volunteered with NAMI MC?
So far, only this summer, however, I plan on volunteering next summer as well.
What’s your favorite part about volunteering with NAMI MC?
My favorite aspect of volunteering at NAMI MC is the people I work with. Everyone is very nice and welcoming with the same mission: to help and educate others.
How has volunteering at NAMI MC impacted your life?
Volunteering with NAMI MC has made me more aware of how widespread mental illness is within our community. Additionally, volunteering with this organization has shaped me into a more understanding individual and has given me a stronger connection to those in my family directly impacted by mental illness.
Do you have any advice or insight for those interested in volunteering with NAMI MC?
Do it!!!! Volunteering with NAMI MC has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I am a huge GOT fan!!!!
When you’re not volunteering, what do you like to do for fun?
I love hanging out with friends, we love spending our days in D.C.!!!