Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Kimberly Savage

How did you originally get involved with Child Advocates of Fort Bend?
I was searching online for local volunteer opportunities in the Fort Bend area.

What motivates you to volunteer? 
I’m a retired Nurse. I’ve worked all my life and after a forced retirement, I still felt I had more to give to this world. My children are all adults now and I have a lot of love to give to others.

What have you learned from volunteer training? 
I’ve learned that there are little lives that don’t receive the love and attention that they deserve. I can be a part of a team that influences that child’s life.

What would you tell your friends about your volunteer experience with Child Advocates of Fort Bend?
In my short time volunteering, I have learned a bit more about the system that cares for our abused children and that there are never enough hearts to fill the gaps. My experience has been amazing from the training, to working my first case and seeing how everyone I’ve worked with has a huge heart. I would tell them don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to help make a difference.  

What do you like to do in your spare time (hobbies/interests)? 
Play golf, work in my yard, lounge around my pool with friends and family, read historical fiction, teach kindergarten bible study and being involved in my church’s children’s’ ministry.

What is a fun fact you would like people to know about you? 
I met my husband on an online dating service. He was attracted to the fact that I often act crazy in the store, singing, dancing and talking to strangers!