Volunteer Name: Sabina Sabyrkulova
Club: Dash’s Delight, Kindergarten/1st grade
Project Selfie, 4th/5th grade
Dash’s Delight is an active games program in which K/1st graders play old favorites like sharks and minnows, tag, and more, as well as learn lots of new games.
Project Selfie was a dance/creative expression group with 4th/5th grade that worked together with Turning the Wheel to help students express themselves and choreograph a performance
Number of years volunteering: 1.5 years
Why are you a part of the Flagship volunteering team?
I think that it is important for me to know that my time and my work can be beneficial for these children. It is also a great opportunity for me to explore and expand my skills in my field of study, Psychology and Human & Family Development.
Do you have a favorite memory from volunteering with Flagship?
I think that my favorite memory is when we were counting “Bobcat Bucks” with the group in order to see how many more the kiddos needed to have in order to earn their prize.
What do you enjoy the most about volunteering with Flagship?
I enjoy how Flagship is so welcoming, fun, and caring. All of these volunteers contribute their time to all the Flagship programs. It is so enjoyable for us and hopefully, for the children as well
What has surprised you most about volunteering with Flagship?
I think that the fact that Flagship provides children with good snacks. I know that for my group snack time is their favorite part of the program. Also, the fact that the the end of the program children get to earn different rewards.
What do you wish other people knew about Flagship?
I wish that people knew how fun, educational, and beneficial all of these programs are. Our [YDC] does a great job of organizing the program schedule for each week. These children have a great opportunity to interact with other children and learn about things like respect for others, being kind, etc.
What would be people be most surprised to learn about you?
I think that people would be surprised by how much I enjoy working with children. Not a lot of people know that side of me. Another thing is that I absolutely love dancing, which is why I was a volunteer for Project Selfie. Also, many people don’t know that I speak Russian and come from a small country in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan.
Volunteer with us!
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention."
With over 2,000 Missoula youth participating in Flagship every year the gift of time given by volunteers in our community is what keeps Flagship afloat!
The Flagship Program recruits volunteers to lead or assist in after school and summer activities. To be a volunteer with Flagship means to commit to spending one day a week, more if you are able, after school from 3-5:30 pm working with students in a school setting. Volunteering with Flagship is a wonderful opportunity to be a positive adult mentor to youth in our community.
Next step to becoming a volunteer with Flagship: contact us! We will set up an interview for you with one of our youth development coordinators. The forms below will be available for you to complete at your interview, or download and complete them now and bring them to the interview.