Over the past year, Katherine Chan has been volunteering for The Crucible, supporting administrative efforts behind the scenes. Most of her volunteering has happened from home, but last week she joined us in the office for her first in-person shift.
“I like picking up specific skills,” she explained. “It’s helpful to get a chance to be in a different work environment. I have typically worked in male-dominated professions, so it was really refreshing to come in the office and see more inclusivity.”
We’re thrilled to be inviting more volunteers back to the studio as COVID restrictions begin to relax. And as we work toward a full reopening, volunteer support will become even more critical.
In exchange for donated hours, we offer volunteers class credits. But classes aren’t the only reason Katherine volunteers. During the pandemic, she’s been especially grateful for the connection to the Crucible community. “I have always known that The Crucible is a special place for learning fine and industrial arts, and as a volunteer, it’s been really great to be part of that broader community in a more rich way. It’s definitely been a rewarding experience.”