By Marc Rosenthal
I started volunteering at VIM a few months ago for the Communications Committee. VIM is such a beautiful organization and I wanted to help. But, it wasn’t until I started as a volunteer driver that I came to feel a real connection to our community and to the organization.
So far, I have been driving people to and from their appointments at VIM from all around Berkshire county. All have been Spanish speakers with varying abilities in English. This has been really interesting as my ability in Spanish is pretty limited. Spending a half an hour with them feels like a trip abroad. I am determined to learn more Spanish, but in the meantime I am enjoying finding ways to communicate. And I’m filled with admiration at the way my passengers have learned to speak English. (more…)