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Teri DeMatas – October 2018 Featured Volunteer
- How long have you been a Child Visit Monitor (CVM)?
I completed the training in the spring and have been involved in cases for a couple of months.
- What brought you to apply to become a CVM?
I am involved with some boards and committees, but I was looking for something where I could have a more hands-on experience helping others. I really also was drawn the flexibility. I work full time, have evening and weekend work related events, and was happy to find something meaningful I could do that would work around my schedule.
- Besides being a CVM volunteer, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Travel, outdoor activities, reading. I also volunteer with Worldwide Friendship Exchange which has been a great opportunity to connect with international college students.
- What do you love the most about being a CVM?
It’s humbling to me that I’m allowed to play a small part in helping these children. My two placements are very different in age and circumstances but when I leave either I feel the same level of satisfaction and optimism that things will work out in their best interests.
- And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
I can do a pretty mean Woody Woodpecker imitation :)