Feeding Matters Volunteer Spotlight is a monthly Q & A series that shares the stories of our growing network of change agents, the driving force behind our vision to create a world where children with pediatric feeding disorder will thrive. This month we bring you Brittany Eberson.
Brittany first started volunteering at our 2017 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference. Since then, she has been amazing helping our organization out with several projects ranging from research to representing Feeding Matters at the Bat Cave Tours.
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi my name is Brittany Eberson. I am currently working full time with two part time jobs as a speech therapist at Aspire Therapy and John C Lincoln as a monitor tech. I also watch my nephew three days a week while in school full time. I am going to school to be a Speech Language Pathologist. I hope to one day be back in the hospital working with adults and children. On my free time when I have that I like to spend time with my 6 year old godson, ride my horse, and bake! I love helping others and meeting new people.
How long have you been a volunteer with Feeding Matters?
I have been a volunteer with Feeding Matters for three years now.
In which volunteer activities have you participated?
My first project was volunteering at their Bi-Annual Conference where I was a greeter. I said hello to the attendees for the conference and answered any questions that were needed for direction to the conference. I helped with stuffing attendee bags for all the people who attended the conference. Another project I participated in was writing a research paper for infants with Feeding Matters. The latest activity I participated in was with my godson in attending the Bat Cave Tour. We both were able to go explore the Bat Cave and my godson played with the gadgets and rode in the bat mobile!
What motivated you to become involved?
I have always been interested in children with feeding and swallowing complications. This area is an interest in mine with Speech Language Pathology. Being a volunteer for this organization, I am able to meet and learn more about feeding disorders. I enjoy being a part of an organization that changes the lives of others every day.
What has been your favorite part of volunteering with Feeding Matters?
My favorite part is meeting new people and families within this organization that have had life-changing experiences. Especially, those I have met through the Bat Cave Tours. I am able to be a part of this organization in which has taught me more about myself and interests.
What sets Feeding Matters apart from other organizations?
The moment of joining this organization it was a great fit because of how receptive they were to volunteers. The people in this organization are very welcoming and accommodating. They are very understanding of my schedule and find projects to include my godson because I have a limited schedule. I am beyond words to be a part of an organization that makes me feel welcomed and appreciated.