Volunteer Spotlight: Sophia Nyborg-Andersen

24th of August 2018

Sophia Nyborg-Andersen is a student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, studying Business Management and Human Resources. On weekdays, she works as a student assistant in the biology department on campus and on weekends as a hairstylist in Pasadena. She has volunteered her hair styling talents in the community giving free haircuts to children before going back to school.

Volunteering with CFA

Sophia is a regular volunteer of the Children’s Foundation of America, having volunteered almost 10 times, making cards for kids, tabling at the Claremont 4th of July Celebration and assembling art and school supply care packages. She found CFA through VolunteerMatch.org and liked the flexibility of events and closeness to home.

She recalls that her first time volunteering was a rainy day and she almost went home. “I’m glad I went though because there were only a few of us there,” she said. “It was nice to focus, listen and work together to organize toys for Christmas and Warm & Fuzzy February.”

One of Sophia’s favorite CFA events has been blanket making because she’s met many different people. “It’s important to contribute your time to help and serve others,” she said. “It feels good to give back.”

Be the Difference

To learn more about how you can give back and get involved like Sophia, click here.


Marie MaghuyopAmeriCorps VIP Fellow
Marie is serving with the Children’s Foundation of America as an AmeriCorps VIP (Volunteer Infrastructure Project) Fellow. Her main goal as a VIP Fellow is to expand the volunteer programs at the Foundation and develop an effective, sustainable volunteer infrastructure. She creates content for social media, engages with volunteers and supports the Foundation team with coordinating events and volunteer opportunities. Marie has earned two associate’s degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She has always been driven to do meaningful work by helping others and is excited to inspire volunteerism in the community. In her free time, she enjoys going to Disneyland, writing, playing ukulele and board games, and dancing.

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