Volunteer Spotlight

volunteer spotlight

Meet Dolores Collins

Volunteer since 2012

Occupation: Retired teacher, retired Federal Employee and currently part-time Parent Educator at Fort Bend ISD

How did you originally get involved with Child Advocates of Fort Bend?
I invited a CASA representative to speak to our PTO about CASA and I signed up for volunteer training.

What motivates you to volunteer? 
It’s in my DNA. I come from a family of preachers, coaches and church workers. Although my parents were both legally blind, they were active in their churches and with the State Federation of the Blind. I love working with kids and seeing hard work pay off.

What have you learned from volunteer training? 
From volunteer training I have learned to be careful not to judge. Keep an open mind. It is very important to keep a confidence.

What would you tell your friends about your volunteer experience with Child Advocates of Fort Bend?
Working with Child Advocates of Fort Bend is one of the best things I have ever done. I have recruited two friends to do the same. One has already started and one is clearing her schedule.

What do you like to do in your spare time (hobbies/interests)? 
I’m a sports fanatic – particularly basketball and golf. This year, I am concentrating on doing family history research. Several members of my family have now done our DNA and we meet to compare notes.

What is a fun fact you would like people to know about you? 
I coached boys and girls golf in high school for 10 years.