Volunteer Voices- Phyllis Shocket

Phyllis Gail Shocket 

How are you involved with JVC? 

Volunteer (hat/scarf project) 

What is your favorite volunteer experience or moment? 

Mitzvah Day – It’s extraordinary to see the community join together to assemble the bags to be distributed to the underserved in the Baltimore region. 

How did you get involved with JVC? 

Quite by accident. I saw a new acquaintance (Harriet Silverstein) knitting at a local event. I asked her what she was making and she explained her volunteer activities with JVC. Subsequently, I became part of Harriet’s loyal group of knitters and crocheters. Great fun. 

What is something new that you learned as a volunteer? 

Volunteering is incredibly fun! 

What advice would you give to other JVC volunteers? What would you tell someone who may be nervous to commit or is new to volunteering? 

Baltimore’s JVC offers an impressive array of volunteer opportunities. Take a look! Explore one or more volunteer programs! The “payoff” is knowing that our Baltimore will be strengthened by your participation. 

If you’re affiliated with other groups or institutions, please share who/where/what (synagogue, school, camp, community organizations, etc.). 

Beth El Congregation; Harbor City Music Company (part of Sweet Adelines International) 

What was/is your favorite pandemic hobby? 

Babysitting my grandson; Crocheting hats and matching scarves for JVC, singing with Harbor City Music Company (virtually for 2 years & now in person) 

If you were a potato, what kind or form of potato would you be, Ex/ French fry, latke? 

Potato Latke