CAMP Rehoboth Community Center relies on volunteers to deliver on its mission of creating a more positive environment. Barbara Breault is one such volunteer.
Barbara first got involved at CAMP Rehoboth as a CAMPcierge—a front-desk volunteer who helps CAMP Rehoboth answer phones and perform other administrative tasks.
CR: What ways have you volunteered with CAMP Rehoboth?
BB: I am mainly a CAMPcierge on Friday mornings, but I have volunteered for many things over two-and-a-half years with CAMP. I have done work with the food bank, ushered at events, done some bartending, and helped with registration, breakdown, and clean-up at different events.
CR: Tell us about your background as a caterer and your experience in the food industry.
BB: I have always worked in the food industry. I graduated from culinary school and worked as a pastry chef in Atlantic City casinos, a company chef for a bank, then back to pastries at Wegmans. I was a personal chef for a family of 10, staff chef for an urgent care clinic, and did lots of waitressing in between. I’ve even done private catering on my own and for other caterers.
CR: During your Friday morning shift each week as CAMPcierge, you’ve experienced many different situations. What are some moments that have stuck with you?
BB: Certainly, being at CAMP Rehoboth to celebrate the passing of the Respect for Marriage Act was very meaningful. Senator Carper has been a great friend to CAMP. But I really love when someone comes in for the first time and I can introduce them to all the great things that CAMP has to offer.
CR: How has volunteering at CAMP Rehoboth created a sense of community or belonging?
BB: Volunteering at CAMP has given me the opportunity to meet so many different people and get involved with our community and beyond.
CR: What would you tell folks who are interested in volunteering at CAMP Rehoboth?
BB: I would tell someone to try it! Once a month. Once every six months or once a week. You’ll find something to fit your schedule and your life and have some fun. It’s a great way to meet new people and possibly get out of a rut.
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