Meet Regina: SFCLA Volunteer Spotlight

February 17, 2016 • Many of the 3,503 volunteers who served 21,855 hours at SFC last year were local residents of Southern California. However some were tourists or students from across the globe, dedicated to Serving Hope during their travels.
 Meet Regina, a visitor from Germany, who uses her spare time while in the US to volunteer at St. Francis Center:

How long have you volunteered @ SFCLA?
I started volunteering at the end of September 2015.
How did you find out about the Center?
I talked to a nice girl at the USC Caruso Catholic Center Oktoberfest event. She informed me about St. Francis Center. 
Why did you want to volunteer here?
I wanted to volunteer because I want to work in a team. I am interested in the social situation here in the United States and I wanted to participate in helping the marginalized.
What is your favorite part about volunteering?
That’s hard to say, because I like everything! I like the very friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the center. I have never experienced such a welcoming and encouraging volunteer service.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to learn more about the “American way of life.” I like to visit all the very interesting places near and in LA. I like the beach and exploring the area. I like cooking, baking and discussions over a cup of coffee.
What is your hope for the future of SFCLA & our community?
That you always have enough sponsors, thankful guests, and engagement and always have such nice staff who know how valuable their work is.

If you would like to join Regina in #ServingHope, please contact our volunteer coordinator, [email protected] or 213.747.5347 x 111

Since 1972, St. Francis Center has provided hunger relief in Los Angeles. In 1993, the Center became incorporated as a 501(c)(3). Please help us continue our mission to feed, serve and walk with the poor as a community of hope. Donate Now