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Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara R.

Barbara Ross has been volunteering at the Book Bank on Bristol Street for four years. Back in 2017 she began the process of looking for volunteer work, and soon after was referred to NHR by a friend who is involved with the organization. She was given weekly shifts at the Book Bank, and once she became comfortable she fell in love with the position. The staff at Bristol is what keeps her coming back, as they are so inviting and nice to her. She feels it is wonderful that anyone can come and get free books. “Every time I open a box of donated books, it’s like opening a treasure chest- you don’t know what kind of gems you will find! My favorite activity is putting together book orders for different organizations.” Barbara enjoys reading immensely and being able to share that with others around her.