I’m volunteering with Benevolence Farm because in these uncertain times, it is the perfect way for me to give back and to help out with a cause that I believe in. Like a lot of people, I am homebound for the foreseeable future. I also recently lost my job and was feeling pretty hopeless as to what I could do to help out in any capacity. During my endless Instagram story viewing, I came across Benevolence Farm’s post saying that they were looking for a volunteer to help out with their social media. There was my answer — the perfect opportunity for me to do something worthwhile! I also have past experience doing social media for a small, local business and really miss doing it.
As previously mentioned, I love Benevolence Farm’s mission, helping recently incarcerated women find housing and work, but not just any work, meaningful work that will help them for the rest of their lives. I had also recently purchased one of their body care products at the Saxapahaw General Store. That purchase is what led me to start following them on Instagram and Facebook. It’s like coming full circle in a sense, one thing leads to another and it worked out for the best.
I hope to continue to be able to volunteer for Benevolence Farm as needed. This upcoming fall, I will begin a graduate program in mental health counseling with NC A&T in Greensboro. I believe that this experience will further prepare for me my future studies. Everything is a learning experience and I’m truly thankful to have this opportunity during this difficult time.
Brittany Judy is a remote volunteer for Benevolence Farm.