Volunteer Profile: Patricia Beseda
The first thing to know about ECE Volunteer Tricia Beseda is that she doesn’t waste any time making an impact. She has been volunteering with FloCrit since mid-January 2019 and in just under two and a half months she…
The first thing to know about ECE Volunteer Tricia Beseda is that she doesn’t waste any time making an impact. She has been volunteering with FloCrit since mid-January 2019 and in just under two and a half months she has already volunteered over 100 hours in the FloCrit ECE! A retired nanny, Tricia found FloCrit on the news, and after reading about our mission online, came in for a volunteer orientation. FloCrit appealed to her because our mission and services resonated – and of course, the bonus of holding babies!
Currently, Tricia volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the full day – somedays she doesn’t even take her lunch because she wants to make sure the teachers get their break at an appropriate time! She was placed in Room 117 with “the Marias” on her first day, and has spent the majority of her volunteer hours in Rooms 117 and 118, with Hana and Meranda, and our youngest babies. Tricia has made such an impact on the teachers she works with, Maria says they all “one thousand percent appreciate her help” and that she is “so sweet with the babies!”
For her part, Tricia really feels like she is making a difference. “I expected the babies to be my favorite part of volunteering, and I guess it is, but what was unexpected was meeting and getting to know the moms and teachers and developing really great relationships with them.” She thinks anyone considering volunteering at FloCrit could find a place in the organization, and of course, the help is always appreciated. When Tricia leaves FloCrit, her work is nowhere near finished – she goes home to her husband Jim, their three dogs and two donkeys named Mora and Dottie!