Revitalizing our community is a team effort, one that relies heavily on the support of our many incredible volunteers. To thank them for their hard work and dedication, we shine a light on people who actively support our mission.
This month, we’re spotlighting Bianca Eze, a volunteer for WFF Volunteer Corps since nearly the beginning. See what inspires her to give her time as a volunteer for Westside Future Fund.
Q: How did you first hear about the Westside Future Fund?
A: I first heard about Westside Future Fund as a student at Georgia State University onMLK Day 2017. I don’t know how I initially volunteered, but I think it was with GSU Cares and the Eta Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. At that time, I had never heard of WFF before but I thought it would be a cool way to get involved with the community and inspire others to be involved with the community, too. Since that day, I’ve been more interested in helping with the community in any way. I’ve volunteered with WFF through the community garden, and participated at a festival at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School and done other projects.
Q: What is your favorite part of serving with the WFF Volunteer Corp?
A: I think my favorite part is having the choice to do more than one project every day. For example, during the festival at M. Agnes Jones, I painted butterflies and animals on kids’ faces, helped with the set up and other projects, and many other projects to make the day special. The biggest reward is knowing that I helped make a day special and make the community a better place. Throughout my time at Georgia State, I’ve had many of my friends, classmates and freshman students volunteer with WFF and their numerous projects, and I have yet to hear anyone say they didn’t love the work.
Q: What inspires you about this service opportunity?
A: I always wanted to invest in helping people and be a part of making the community a better place for everyone. However, I didn’t know how to go about it. Since I began volunteering with WFF, I’ve been more invested in volunteering and participating in activities that are beneficial for the people of the community. Also, I’ve been very interested in being a mentor to the kids of today – being a part of WFF and other organizations has given me the chance to be there for children and be a role model for them. I briefly left the U.S. to move to Grenada for my medical school education, and when I came back, I wanted to take any opportunity I could to volunteer