Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Mallika Sabrharwal

Mallika Sabrharwal, has become seasoned in many volunteer roles with the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Volunteering her time since September 2013, she began her volunteer journey as a Front Desk volunteer; moving on to overnight volunteer, and now has jumped into the Track Activities. Within the Track Activities, she leads some Daily Living Skills classes; including creating her own class, Stretching and Meditation. During the Stretching and Meditation class, Mallika teaches stretches that are specific for major muscle groups, and allows a time for Guests to relax and de-stress.

Born in New Delhi, India, and Mallika moved to Florida and now lives in Chicago. She says that she is new to Chicago, so is always open to suggestions of fun things to do in the city. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as running.

Mallika’s favorite thing about volunteering at LPCS is the sense of community among volunteers, Guests, and staff. She also enjoys learning about life experiences of Guests through regular conversations. When asking her most memorable experience here, she stated “observing a DLS (Daily Living Skills) course in the computer room with the facilitator’s dog running around. Most Guests and I were distracted and laughing during the whole class!”

Thank you, Mallika, for all of your hard work and dedication to LPCS!

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