Knotty Knitters – Project Leader Spotlight

May 5, 2010

Jimmeka is the Project Leader for the Knotty Knitters volunteer opportunity.  Volunteers are able to get together to learn to knit or crochet and their handcrafted items are then donated to a partner organization in need.  It’s a fun way to learn a new skill and help those who can benefit from the comfort of a handmade creation.  Find out more about why Jimmeka became a Project Leader and then join her at the next Knotty Knitters opportunity!

Why did you decide to become a Project Leader?
In high school I had a great time leading some community service projects through my involvement with Key Club. I kind of fell off the community service wagon through my college years and into my professional career though. I wanted to get back to making a difference in the community because I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to contribute to making our neighborhoods better places to live.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I enjoy knitting and crocheting while watching movies or catching up on my favorite TV shows. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking.

What is your favorite place to eat in southern Nevada?
Yama Sushi in the Albertsons shopping complex on Maryland and Flamingo. Yum!

What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone new to volunteering?
Have fun with it! Volunteering not only helps people in your community but it also helps you meet people who have some of the same passions and interests as you.

Knot into knitting?  Find other opportunities to volunteer at www.VolunteerCenterSN.org.  If you’ve been inspired to help others volunteer sign up for Project Leader Training and find out how you can share your talents and passion with the community.


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