My name is: Brooke Cates
I volunteer at: Pine Tree ISD
I have volunteered there since: 2012
My duties there include: Reading with students, helping to organize school events and assisting with other projects
The people who benefit from this are: The children benefit, but I feel like I benefit also.
I volunteer there because: I feel like I am investing in the community and the future.
I also volunteer at: PTA, Literacy Army and other local sports associations
My hometown is: Abilene
I live in: Longview
I have lived there since: 2002
I work at/my profession is: I am a tutor at Kilgore College.
My hobbies include: Watching my kids play sports, working out at the gym and spending time with friends
My family members are: I have two wonderful children ages 8 (son) and 12 (daughter).
I would encourage people to volunteer because: Time spent volunteering is rewarding. There are so many wonderful organizations that need volunteers. Find one that interests you and help out! You will not regret it.
Upcoming activities at this organization or about this upcoming event: There will be a color run from 8 a.m. to noon May 18 at Pine Tree Stadium.