About My Campaign
I want to do something meaningful and impactful with my time. That is why I have decided to volunteer abroad to assist in Construction and Renovations. I am an 18 year old female and since I am finally of age, I can finally achieve a life long dream of mine! After thorough research and submissions of endless applications, I have been selected as a volunteer for Costa Rica. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity; given to me by the amazing organization International Volunteer HQ! I would love to be a part in creating positive change this holiday season.
About Me and Why I'm Running a Campaign
My name is Amy Choi. I am a hardworking, outgoing, and kind student, currently attending McMaster University for its first-year commerce program. I have a few weeks off from school before my second semester as I am a full-time university student. I was hoping to make myself useful over the break this year by creating a positive difference in other people’s lives. Usually, my breaks consist of me lounging around either sleeping, or watching some of my favourite Netflix shows repeatedly. The downside to being a full-time university student is that my financial status isn't optimal. Therefore, I am creating this page because I can talk about wanting to make a positive impact in the world endlessly and I want to make it a reality. Please support me in my endeavours; not for me, not for anyone else, but solely for the families who want to spend time indoors.
What motivated me to volunteer abroad?
Recently, I was a part of a wellness group that encouraged us to draw the things we were grateful for. My drawings were simple. I was grateful for the necessities I have access to such as shelter, food, and education. All my life, I've been taught the importance of shelter, water, and food in maintaining and preserving human life. Knowing this, I NEED to provide access to these necessities for everyone. I don’t want to let my time go to waste as I lay in bed waiting for another semester of school. Looking back, I can’t believe I’ve been taking things such as education for granted my entire life! I can't stand by through the holiday season surrounded by things that others have no way of accessing. I am not only surrounded by these basic needs; I am gifted with things I want. Things some people can't even imagine having. The only thing I want and ask for this holiday season is to bring joy into other’s lives. After all, the holidays are based around the giving sprit!!
I have the ability to provide a shelter to those who need it! Although I don’t have much to offer, I have time, effort and extreme dedication at my disposal. I strongly believe everyone should have access to the basic needs of life. If I can help make the world a better place, I would love nothing more than to be a part of this positive movement and change. Moreover, I will not stop until I make a positive difference in today's society because one of the great qualities about me is that I NEVER give up!
More About Me
I recently turned 18 years old, but that does not mean that I'm not a mature adult. My life hasn't been so "smooth sailing" to say the least. I won't get into too much detail however, I've had more than my fair share of life experiences and am stronger than anyone I know. Although my opinion is biased and the topic is subjective, I am resilient and I am strong. I'm so proud of the steps I've overcome to reach the point I am at today. It took a lot of patience, unbelievable effort, and incredible self-advocacy, self-regulation, and self-determination. I will use the qualities I have gained through my experiences to create a positive impact in the world. I enjoy the gift of giving and will work endlessly towards bringing happiness to others.