Meagan Rollo - February 2021
Started January 2020
Meagan started volunteering at WindReach Farm in January 2020, for her Social Service Worker field placement. Before entering college, she debated between the Animal Care and Social Service Worker programs for quite a long time, so she felt that WindReach would be a wonderful place to be. Growing up on farms while horseback riding, Meagan knew WindReach would be an amazing learning experience.
Prior to coming to WindReach, Meagan had always enjoyed working with people and animals. She brought this knowledge and experience with her to her placement at the Farm, where she continues to learn new things every day. When volunteering, Meagan always has a positive attitude, whether it is leading a tour, planning activities for different events, or working with the animals.
Her favourite thing about volunteering is working with a variety of people each day. Between staff, volunteers, other students, and participants, she is always meeting new people, and learning new things. No day is ever the same, which is part of what makes WindReach so special. Meagan also loves volunteering at WindReach because she gets to spend time outside, enjoying nature.
Meagan has learned countless things through volunteering, however one thing that sticks out the most, is how much work it takes to run such an incredible place! Just being on the Farm, you can see how much everyone cares about WindReach and how much effort they all put in. She has never experienced a place where the volunteers were so passionate about what they were doing, and she sees firsthand the difference it makes for the participants and visitors.
Meagan has already had many memorable moments at WindReach, but her favourite one was holding one of the newborn lambs last year, and being shown how to cut the umbilical cord. Who would have thought that she could experience something like that on a Social Service Worker student placement? Meagan is thankful that WindReach staff are very dedicated to teaching their students about all aspects of the Farm, no matter what program they are in. She will always be grateful for this opportunity, as it is something she will likely never get to do again.
Thank you, Meagan, for all that you do at WindReach Farm.
One person CAN make a difference!