Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Clark

Amanda ClarkThis month, get to know N Street Village volunteer, Amanda Clark. Since February 2013, Amanda has been a recurring volunteer serving breakfast each Tuesday to the clients of our day center. Additionally, Amanda has volunteered the last two years at our annual gala. Recently, she motivated her team from Bookstore Movers to celebrate her birthday by donating and serving a meal to the night shelter. Let’s get know Amanda…

Working for Bookstore Movers brought me to DC and soon after arriving, I became involved with N Street Village. Prior to DC, I lived in Blacksburg, VA for 9 years while I obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees in History at Virginia Tech. While I was there, I was involved with several groups that did important work for the larger community. From being an AmeriCorps volunteer for the SHARE program to actively serving on the Board of Bike the US for MS. I’ve enjoyed working with others to make a difference in any way I can. Getting linked to N Street Village helped me feel at home in a brand new city and introduced me to new people and places that are now important fixtures in my life. Outside of N Street Village, I play co-ed soccer and love long distance running and cycling, Albrecht Durer, and mashed potatoes.

What is your favorite D.C. restaurant? Bluejacket

On a Saturday evening you will find me…at Capitol Hill Books enjoying one of their community events.

Who is one of your favorite musicians? Chris Thile

What is your favorite D.C. landmark? The Lincoln Memorial—I run there and stop and read the speeches almost every weekend.

Describe N Street Village in 3 words or less. Best of NW.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? When I serve breakfast each Tuesday morning, I get to start the busiest day of my week on a positive note with a great group of people. I get to be a part of something bigger than myself.

What makes N Street Village unique to you? I was introduced to N Street Village through my company, Bookstore Movers, when N Street Village made a request for assistance moving mattresses. Ever since then I’ve been in the wonderful position to coordinate volunteering efforts on behalf of Bookstore Movers as well as individually for myself. Being involved on both levels is an honor.