2020-2021 Precious Blood Volunteer, Allison Spraul

Allison Spraul will serve at KC CARE Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and live in community at Jerusalem Farm. She grew up in the town of Effingham in central Illinois between St. Louis and Indianapolis. She attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Catholic Social Tradition.

Why do you want to volunteer?

“I want to volunteer because I want a year of learning the kind of skills that I cannot learn in a classroom or from a textbook that will make me a more empathetic physician. Skills like connection, accompaniment, cultural competence, and sensitivity, in addition to clinical experience, will make me a better doctor going forward.”

Why do you want to volunteer with Precious Blood Volunteers?

“I want to volunteer with Precious Blood because of their focus on accompaniment and service alongside. I want to do what I can to help bring in those on the margins.”

What are you looking forward to about your volunteer experience?

“I am looking forward to building community with those I am working with and with my fellow volunteers, as well as the chance to put my faith into real-world practice.”

Learn more about Precious Blood Volunteers at preciousbloodvolunteers.org.