November Volunteer Spotlight

This month get know N Street Village volunteer, Ariel Veroske. Ariel has been serving the community since October 2016. Ariel shares her passion for direct service by serving dinner to the residents at The Patricia Handy Place for Women and her enthusiasm for fundraising as an Impact Committee member where she lends her skills to raise crucial funds to support Village programming. Let’s get know Ariel…

I have called D.C. home for 3 years. I went to college in Wooster, Ohio and then moved to D.C. where I currently work as an Executive Recruiter at a small firm supporting aerospace & defense companies. I have a big family (6 siblings!) back in my hometown of Portland, Oregon. In my free time, I love riding my road bike, taking long walks through different DC neighborhoods, and volunteering at N Street Village! I began volunteering at The Patricia Handy Place for Women serving dinner and then joined the Impact Committee to help with fundraising and events. I am continually inspired by the amazing support that N Street provides to the DC community which makes me so proud to be a volunteer an N Street Village!

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the D.C. area? I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and have lived in D.C. since 2014.

What is your favorite D.C. restaurant? Ray’s Hellburger on K Street NW – best burger in DC!

On a Saturday evening you will find me…Hanging out at Blackjack on 14th, or watching movies at home.

Who is one of your favorite musicians? Jason Aldean -going to college in Ohio made me love country music.

Where is the last place you travelled to?  New Orleans, Louisiana for a family wedding. I fell in love with the food and music!

Describe N Street Village in 3 words or less. “So much love!”

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? I feel strongly about giving back to the community I live in. I love that N Street provides me the opportunity to do so. The positivity and energy of the volunteers and the women of N Street is truly inspiring to me.

Share one of your favorite N Street Village memories? At the Gala last year, seeing the volunteers and hundreds of attendees there made me realize how great an impact we make in our city!