Spencer Jones is a 21-year-old business management major and brother of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He is a Franklin, TN native and avid volunteer. Spencer and his three siblings grew up volunteering as a way of following in their parents’ footsteps. “They always taught us that being good to other people is the best way to live our lives,” Spencer said.
Spencer named off many organizations in which he’s volunteered his time. A few being Habitat for Humanity, For the Kids at UTK, God’s Littlest Angels, various soup kitchens, Boys and Girls Club, Eric Berry Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and more.
There is one organization Spencer holds near and dear to his heart: the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
When Spencer was only 12 years old, his older sister, then 14, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Spencer’s dad immediately got involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and eventually became the Volunteer Coordinator for the JDRF One Walk event in Nashville, TN. Spencer saw what his sister was going through and wanted to do anything he could to help her and thousands of others suffering from this disease.
Spencer’s involvement with the event started when he and his brother volunteered to grill close to 2,000 hotdogs for JDRF One Walk attendees. After 8 years of involvement, they worked their way up to operating the volunteer tent where they made sure every volunteer knew what their job was.
When asked if Spencer planned on continuing this volunteerism after he graduates, without skipping a beat he replied, “absolutely.”
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