Meet Mariana W, Our Featured Volunteer from San Jose!

17 Jun

Meet Mariana W, Our Featured Volunteer from San Jose!

Get to know our volunteers!

What Virtual Program do you volunteer with? I volunteer for the Adult-focused virtual program

How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? I’ve been volunteering for about 20 months

Are you a volunteer guide or musician? Guide

What is your occupation outside of MOC? Program Manager

Do you have any hidden talents? Not sure if this is talent or not – I’ve been told that I have a great sense of direction, i.e. can figure out complicated public transportation fairly quickly. A quite handy skill to have when traveling to a new place 🙂

What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? I was reintroduced to music learning through a Ukulele ensemble program in 2016 and I’ve been inspired to explore and get more involved in music ever since. The power of this tiny 4-string instrument can’t be underestimated! 🙂 As I looked for volunteering opportunities, I wanted to combine both interests and couldn’t be happier when I found MOC! Through my own music education journey, I’ve felt and seen how much joy it can bring – so if I can help in any way to deliver music’s healing power to others, I’m all for it.