The Guilfordian

Davis shares her experience

Diane Davis poses near the bread and desserts section of the Fresh Mobile Market.//Photo by Julia Martins de Sa/The Guilfordian

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

November 3, 2017

Guilford County, North Carolina has gone from being the most food insecure county in the nation to being the ninth, and organizations like the Out of the Garden project have helped make this jump possible. Diane Davis has been volunteering at Out of the Garden for two years. She is always in charge...

Horsepower: organization changes lives one ride at a time

Horsepower volunteers guide a rider and his horse. Horsepower’s mission is to increase the quality of life for people with life challenges through equine-related activities.// Photo by Abigail Abantohollans/The Guilfordian

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

“(Watching) every child ... get on the horse becomes your favorite memory because you watch how they respond and how they come to life,” said volunteer Jan Byrd. Located in Colfax, North Carolina, Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic horseback...

Volunteering builds friendship, confidence, community

A volunteer shares a bowl of soup to an attendee of Church Under the Bridge last Spring.

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

Back in my naïve days as a first-year, I got written up and was punished by having to volunteer my Friday mornings to work on the Guilford farm. Out of all the punishments of my life, that has been the best one. I felt mighty and important while digging my hands into dirt looking for bugs to pick...

The good, the bad and the ugly: what happened over J-Term?

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

As I wait in line at the Grill to place my order, I am bombarded with familiar faces and quickly find myself invested in several conversations all starting off with the same question, “How was your break?” Whether you spent J-Term studying abroad, relaxing on the couch at home, playing a sport,...

True confessions: the challenges of a Glen Haven tutor

Daniel Gaskin, Staff Writer

November 9, 2012

Waiting to go to Glen Haven tutoring center always made me nervous. My palms would sweat, nervousness spreading through me like a virus. It was no small task, going to tutor impoverished kids who used to be refugees. I was a horrible tutor. I lacked any real authority with the kids. I am much more...