By Heather Dolan
Virginia and her dog, Suki
Virginia Green is eccentric and extraordinarily quirky. As a full time student, part-time barista, horse back rider, Ultimate frisbee player, an avid yoga enthusiast, and dog owner, Virginia has an extremely limited amount of free time. As hectic as her life is, Virginia dedicates copious amounts of her time to an organization called Darkness to Light.
Darkness to Light works diligently to prevent child sexual abuse. They do this by running programs that raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults as to the steps that can be taken to prevent, recognize and react appropriately to the reality of child sexual abuse.
Virginia has volunteered her time and attention to Darkness to Light for years and has recently been awarded a paid position.
Sitting down with Virginia to discuss the questions for the Cougar Volunteer Spirit website was an undeniably enjoyable experience. Virginia is a woman who exudes confidence and contentedness - the kind of person to make you laugh before you even take a seat.
ABOUT VIRGINIA GREEN
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Major: International Studies
Expected Graduation: Fall, 2012
What volunteer activities have you recently participated in?
I used to volunteer at a local nursing home, but recently I've just spread myself so thin that I can only really focus on Darkness to Light now. In the past year, I've volunteered over 100 hours of my time to D2L and I don't regret one second of it.
What do you most enjoy about community service?
What is your most memorable volunteer experience?
I would have to say that being promoted to a paid position has been the most memorable experience for me. It was really an honor to have my efforts recognized in such a positive way. I know that it's not a memory of what we're working for at D2L, but it definitely has been a highlight of my time there. Being recognized for doing something that you know is beneficial for others is an amazing feeling.
What are you most proud of contributing to Darkness to Light?