I volunteered in the kitchen at God’s Love We Deliver this year. I chopped carrots, parsnips, and even some rutabagas. Luckily for me, I was spared from the onion-dicing station each time I visited. By volunteering at such a well-known New York City nonprofit, I was able to learn what it actually takes to get all of the food they ship out made. Moral was high. Even the “bleeders”, as they called them (I was one of them), would come back from a short nurse’s office visit with a bandaid and return to chopping. I gained a lot of knowledge about the nonprofit and its mission, as well as met and spoke with some dedicated volunteers who basically work for God’s Love, but without pay. I look forward to returning to God’s Love, and am proud to have found an organization with which to volunteer consistently.