Hi! I'm Michelle Rose Bergh. I'm 16 years old, and I'm happy to say that I've been doing volunteer work since I was 5, when I stuffed and sealed envelopes and packed school supplies for Operation Bootstrap Africa! This past year (2015), I volunteered 350+ hours, with 255 of them for Susan G. Komen Minnesota.
The best thing about doing volunteer work is that you are helping others who could really use your help. If you've never tried it, please do! I know that helping others will warm your heart as much as it's warmed mine!
When I grow up, I hope to be either a professional singer, film actress or public speaker. Whatever I become, I know I'll also be a life-long volunteer, helping people whenever I can. Besides helping people, I also love to help animals. I love organizing events. And I LOVE singing, acting and performing on stage, so I've tried to incorporate my love of those things into my volunteer work whenever I can.
I've been heavily involved with two pageant systems that promote strong volunteerism. I am very honored to be representing NAM (National American Miss) as Miss Minnesota for the second time, this time as their Miss Minnesota Junior Teen 2015-2016. I'm excited to tell you that THEY were the reason I first started doing volunteer work at age 5. I was a contestant in one of their pageants, and they REQUIRED that all girls do at least 4 hours of community service. Once I started volunteering, I never stopped.
I previously completed my one-year reign as a NATIONAL title-holder with ANTSO (America's National Teenager Scholarship Organization), where my national title was "Miss Preteen National Sweetheart 2012". A few days after crowning my successor, I competed in the MN NAM (National American Miss) pageant and won their "Miss Minnesota Preteen 2012-2013" title. I was so excited to have represented NAM that year!
I've found that you don't need a title of any kind to do volunteer work! But, one of the best thing about representing these organizations is that it does open a few more doors. For example, organizations seem to be more interested in having you come in and perform or speak if you have a title, which I love to do! But I volunteer just as much whether or not I have a title.
I hope you like my site! It will highlight some of the volunteer activities I've been involved with and it will give you information about the organizations. Perhaps it will give YOU ideas of ways you'd like to volunteer yourself. There are so many volunteer opportunities for even very young children.
Thanks for visiting me!