Volunteer Spotlight: Megan Goffney

This month, get to know N Street Village volunteer Megan Goffney.  Megan began volunteering in our community in December 2010.  Megan is on our Bread Pick-Up Team and helps pick up donated bread from the local Whole Foods and delivers it to N Street Village.  Let’s get to know Megan:

I’m the executive director for Dress for Success, Washington D.C.  We assist women transitioning into the workforce, at times working with women from N Street Village. I have a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration.  I’ve always involved myself in volunteer opportunities and when I saw an announcement for N Street Village’s Bread Run Volunteer – I thought “I can do that.”  It is now part of my first Thursday of the month routine. I have a big vehicle, making it easy to transport all the bread to N Street Village, although difficult to maneuver in the garage. I also volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. I’m grateful to be the Volunteer of the Month. What an awesome honor!

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the D.C. area? I am originally from D.C. and I have lived in the D.C. area my entire life, except when I went away to undergrad at Hampton University.

What is your favorite thing about living in D.C.?  The wonderful restaurants! I love to eat, so I enjoy hearing about a new restaurant that I must try.

What is your favorite D.C. museum? National Museum of African Art

On a Saturday evening you will find me at…a restaurant or a music venue.  Two of my favorite things to do – eat and listen to music.

When I have free time I most enjoy…hanging out with my friends and loved ones or at home watching a good movie.

Who is your favorite musician? Too many to name! However, Jill Scott and the Isley Brothers are some of my favorites.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at N Street Village? I enjoy knowing that something that has become a part of my routine has a major impact on the N Street Village community.

Why it is important to support N Street Village? I believe that everyone should volunteer. It is important because I love giving back and helping out in any way I can. Not one person can do everything, but everyone can do something.

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N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. With comprehensive services addressing both emergency and long-term needs, we help women achieve personal stability and make gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.
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