Volunteer Stories: Sue Bunce

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 As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Bethel Woods relies on the generosity of volunteers who give their time, talent, and attention to our organization every year. We are so grateful for their contributions as they are a huge part of what makes our organization so special.

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, learn a little bit about some of our volunteers, their interpretation of Woodstock, and how you can get involved!   

Meet Sue Bunce, a valued volunteer here at Bethel Woods!

What keeps you inspired?

“Good things-- kindness, when people go out of their way to make a situation better.”

What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

“To do what you like in life, and don’t compromise what you’re doing for money or anything. Just be true to yourself.”

What does Woodstock mean to you?

“Well Woodstock means a lot of things to me. I was ten years old and in the area when it was happening, but I didn’t actually come to the site. What I remember was a lot of clean cut kids and when I look back on the films and see how everybody got along together whether they were black or white or came from the city or another state or country it reminds me of the possibility of things and people being able to get along with and help each other. Just going back to what I said earlier, being kind to each other.”

What do you think we can do to live with more peace in our lives?

“I guess it’s kind of a theme with me, you know being kind to people, being human.”

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Volunteer Sue Bunce


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