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Young people volunteer in the Cedar Valley

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WATERLOO (KWWL)-- In the last year, nearly 4,000 people gave up their time and volunteered in the Cedar Valley.  

If you've visited the Grout Museum recently you have probably seen Ferida Nuhanovic around. We caught up with her just as she was getting ready to get her hands dirty in some silly puddy.

"This morning we are learning about the toys and how they are created and the history behind them. We have some activities and demonstrations," said Nuhanovic.

This Waterloo West High sophomore volunteers with the museum.

"There is so much cool stuff to play around here and just to look at. I like that.  It's a place I can learn while I'm helping out."

A school project requiring 20 hours of community service got her started on the volunteer path. After that experience, she was hooked and wanted to volunteer more. Her teacher then suggested the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley.

"It is just a good feeling when you know your helping out people in the community and its character building which helps you become a better person."

Nuhanovic has only been volunteering for a few months now but says this is helping her with her future plans after high school. She says after this experience she has been thinking about being a teacher and working with young children. As a sophomore though, her options are still always open.

Nuhanovic found her volunteer opportunity through the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley website.

Interested in volunteering in the Cedar Valley?  http://www.vccv.org/

Online Reporter: Nikki Newbrough

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