Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Briggs

by Maddie Barzee

Spending more time in the Wilford Woodruff Papers has helped me feel closer to the Saints of the past and ever more grateful for their sacrifices.”

Sara Briggs first heard about the Wilford Woodruff Papers Project through her program at BYU–Idaho. She is studying family history and will graduate this December. She began working with the Project in September of 2022. 

Sara enjoys her work as a volunteer on the Research Team where she helps with researching and writing biographies. She says, “I love reading about the lives of these people and discovering that while there are obvious differences, our underlying desires and needs as children of God are the same.” 

Sara feels that her experience with the Project has helped her become closer to her family members. She adds, “My parents joined the Church when I was small, and while they did not have to make the same sacrifices as those in the 1800s, I feel closer to them as I read the experiences of others.” 

As Sara continues to work for the Project, she looks forward to the future. “I would love to continue working with the Foundation as a researcher and help others to connect with the past.” 

Sara is grateful for the Project and feels that the work she is doing is blessing her life and the lives of those around her. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email us at contact@wilfordwoodruffpapers.org or visit our website, wilfordwoodruffpapers.org.