This month, get to know N Street Village volunteer Candice Chan. Candice moved to DC seven years ago and has been volunteering at N Street Village ever since. Candice began her service as a dinner volunteer and today she picks up donated bread at the local Whole Foods and delivers it to N Street Village, is a mentor with the Education and Employment Center’s Job Keepers, and most recently has joined the N Street Village Ambassadors Team.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, I first came to the U.S. as an international student. Outside of N Street Village, I also volunteer at PAL (People.Animals.Love) where my dog (Bailey) and I get to share story time with the children at a local library. (Bailey made a blog this week too!) I love to cook (since I love to eat), draw and play the piano in my spare time. I am a horrible golfer and tennis player, but love spending time outdoors especially when it is a gorgeous day here in the District.
- Favorite thing about living in D.C.? All the free activities such as Screen on the Green, jazz in the sculpture garden on the Mall, the amazing restaurants – and D.C. is such a dog friendly city!
- On a Saturday evening you will find me…spending time with friends or hanging out with my dog at one of the many restaurants with outdoor seating.
- When I have free time I most enjoy…Visiting wineries in Virginia.
- Book you last read? Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
- Most played song on your iPod? I don’t own an iPod.
- What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? Talking to the ladies and sharing my experiences and ideas with them and working with the wonderful staff at N Street Village. Being the bread runner has definitely helped me improve my driving skills, especially in “how to navigate one’s car in narrow space” in the tight N Street Village garage.