By Noa Golan
As a Service-Learning Street Team member, I had the chance to accompany some students from Seeing Theater with an Enlightened Eye to their first day of community service at the Yawkey Club of Roxbury. It happened to be a few days before Halloween, and the kids at Yawkey set up this amazing haunted house. They transformed the entire 2nd floor into a 3-room hospital themed haunted house and all the kids were dressed up in super scary costumes.
When we arrived, the kids offered enthusiastically to give us a tour of their haunted house and after the tour, the Northeastern students began their theater lessons. It was amazing watching the students interacting with the kids. They did an activity that related to time and had the kids act out what they would do if they had infinite time on earth.
After they were done, I got a chance to speak with one of the volunteer coordinators who had been working at the Yawkey Club for more than 10 years. He told me that he used to work in corporate business, and decided to do some community service. He loved it so much that he quit his job and had been working with the kids ever since. It was great speaking with him. I’ve never spoken to anyone who had that kind of experience and he was so inspiring with how much he loved his job and loved helping the kids. Overall, this trip reminded me why I enjoy working with the Center of Community Service.