Reflecting on her experiences Joanne identified a couple “Mosts”:
- Most Dangerous: Teaching refugee friends how to drive her car!
- Most Enjoyable: Pumpkin picking with IRC Clients and Iskashitaa Refugee Harvesting Network.
- Most Challenging: Learning how to say “No” in order to promote client independence.
- Most Pleasant: Working on Financial Literary with Lisa at the IRC.
- Most Fulfilling: Witnessing the reunion of two close friends after years of separation.
Joanne is eager to share her father’s advice with anyone who will listen: “We have no right just to sit around and enjoy life.” Considering all the issues Joanne could have chosen to fulfill her father’s commission and all the organizations she could have worked with, we are so thankful that she is with us at IRC Tucson, creating opportunities for refugees to thrive in our community!
Andy Jenkins, IRC Volunteer Coordinator