Just getting it done is what makes for a wonderful volunteer that contributes to Nikela’s mission of helping people saving wildlife.
“I’ve got 15 minutes!”
When Mina said she worked online and could easily contribute to Nikela’s cause of helping people saving wildlife, I was very excited.
Volunteers like Mina, with commitment and dedication, really make a difference… thank you.
Let me introduce you to Mina
Q: Where do you live?
A: Las Vegas, Nevada
Q: How did you come to love Africa’s wildlife?
A: I love all animals but lions and rhinos are among my favorite animals (along with orca and pandas).
Q: How did you find out about Nikela?
A: I found out about Nikela through a website called Volunteer Match. I was looking for a place to donate some time, while working from home. It worked out!
Q: What inspired you to volunteer?
A: I love the idea of giving back to the environment and the animals who cannot speak up for themselves. I particularly enjoy my work with Nikela because it “forces” me to stay on top of what’s going on with African wildlife. It is easy to procrastinate or wait for news to come to us. Working with Nikela helps me focus on things that are important to me personally.
Q: What is your Nikela Volunteer assignment?
A: I help manage the Facebook Fan page, NikelaWildlife.
Q: Why is saving and protecting our planet’s wildlife and their habitat important to you?
A: We only have one planet. It is important for us to safeguard it for future generations. I do not want my grandchild (I don’t have yet) to not be able to see a giraffe or lion. We are down to 3 Northern White Rhinos in the world they are elderly and are located in Kenya. I was fortunate to see the last one who passed away at the San Diego Safari Park before she died.
Q: Why do you think it should be important to others?
A: I think that people should remember not to take things for granted and to conserve our resources for future generations. Many people do not see past the mighty dollar and do not fully comprehend the repercussions of their actions.
Q: Does your volunteer opportunity benefit you in other ways besides feeling good about doing good, if so how?
A: Volunteering is helpful to me personally in many ways. I would like to think that, in some small part, I am making a difference for Africa’s iconic wildlife in a positive way.
Q: Is there anything else about you that you think our readers would find interesting to learn about you or your experience while volunteering for Nikela?
A: I love hearing/reading about Margrit and Russ’ adventures. They are great storytellers!
Mina does a marvelous job sharing important wildlife information and our stories on the Nikela Facebook fan page… thanks so much.