Volunteer of the Month – March

Mar27
Becca Gratch is our Volunteer of the Month. Becca has been interning with our youth programs and has had a huge impact on the youth she serves. Natalie Spriggs, our Youth Programs Director has worked closely with Becca and says, “Becca is a truly a team player. She is willing to jump right in and support the youth team however needed. Her go-getter attitude maker her a perfect fit for the work that we do!”
 
Becca, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – February

Feb23
Maria Ruiz is our Volunteer of the Month. Maria has been interning with our Youth Programs for the past year and has had a huge impact on the youth she serves. Natalie Spriggs, Youth Programs Director, has worked closely with Maria and says, “Maria has been such a joy to work with. She is now one of our meditation experts in teaching children how to take peace breaths and meditate. She has a wonderful calming effect on children. She is out in our schools doing restorative practices each week, as well as at Peace Learning Center helping lead field trips for schools that visit us. We truly could not do the work we do without her!”
 
Maria, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team.

Volunteer of the Month – January

Jan18
Lexie Brown is our Volunteer of the Month. Lexie is a senior at Franklin College and is spending her January term volunteering at the Peace Learning Center to help with Special Events. Lexie helped us prepare and manage our 19th Annual Martin Luther King Community Festival. Jay Horan, Director of Engagement, has worked closely with Lexie and says, “Lexie is a hard worker and a joy to be around. She came into PLC and jumped right into her duties without hesitation. I wish we could have her for more than just a month!”
 
Lexie, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Year – Barbara Oberreich

Dec05
barbaraBarbara Oberreich is Peace Learning Center’s Volunteer of the Year and an incredible supporter of our work. She has been integral in implementing restorative practices in our schools and ensuring volunteers are used and engaged wisely.
Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Youth Programs has worked closely with Barbara and said, “Barbara is an incredible volunteer for so many reasons. Her persistence, patience, and wisdom have allowed us to build new and meaningful programs and partnerships where there were none before. She has helped bring together a group of dedicated and wonderful volunteers who are helping build peace in some really significant ways. She is always there when we need her (whether it is to help  us by bring soup to feed a group in training, to help mobilize a large volunteer group, to learn about another training, or to help kids in need). Barbara is such a selfless and wonderful person. We are so lucky she is on our team!”
Thank you Barbara for all you do for the Peace Learning Center! You are forever a member of the PLC family!

November – Volunteer of the Month

Nov21

The Public Defender’s Office is our Volunteer Group of the Month.  Public Defender members spent a full Friday working with youth from a local elementary school.   After being trained in peace education lessons the volunteers mentored students as they went through rotations.   The volunteers were welcoming and friendly.   It was clear that they cared about the  youth and were happy to be spending their time with them.  Many of the volunteers said they couldn’t wait to come back!
To the Public Defender’s Office, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

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Volunteer of the Month – October

Oct19

Angie’s List is our Volunteer Organization of the Month.  Angie’s List members spent a full Friday working with youth from a local elementary school.   After being trained in peace education lessons the volunteers mentored students as they went through rotations.   The volunteers were welcoming and friendly.   It was clear that they cared about the  youth and were happy to be spending their time with them.  Many of the volunteers said they couldn’t wait to come back!

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Angie’s List, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – September

Sep16

peace-mentorsOur “Peace Mentors” are our Volunteers of the Month.  Peace Mentors are committed to helping Peace Learning Center by receiving training to become facilitators for PLC field trips.   Jay Horan, our Director of Engagement has worked closely with the group and said,  “What a beautiful group of people!   They are kind and caring.  They believe in our mission and want nothing more than to have an impact on children.   We are so lucky to have them.” 
Peace Mentors, thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Interested in becoming a Peace Mentor?   Please email Jay Horan for more information at jhoran@peacelearningcenter.org.

Volunteer of the Month – August

Aug14
ari-cruzAri Cruz is this month’s Volunteer of the Month. Ari spent the summer as our Communications & Marketing Intern. She created our annual review, a new brochure and was incredibly helpful when it came to events. Tiffany Tibbot, Director of Operations worked closely with Ari and said, “Ari dove right into every project we gave her and went above and beyond. She was a self-starter who needed little guidance and got things done!”
Volunteer Opportunities
As always, PLC volunteers are busy making a difference every day! Thanks to all of you who have helped support our mission to educate, inspire and empower people to build peaceful communities this past month.
To learn about other volunteer opportunities, contact Jay Horan or visit our website to complete an online volunteer application.

Volunteer of the Month – July

Jul26

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Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Austin Elliot, Breea Vest, and LLeaheah Trimpe as the volunteers of the month! These wonderful students joined us as summer interns and have been a tremendous addition to our program.

Our Youth Development Facilitators worked closely with them and said, “This summer has been amazing with our new interns. They jumped in with enthusiasm. They shared their unique personalities and styles with Breeathe PLC staff and all the summer groups. They were always positive, willing to help and we could always depend on them to step up. They showed great commitment to peace and youth. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts.”

Thank you for everything you have done for our organization. We are very lucky to have you on our team! Interested in completing an internship with us? Contact jhoran@peacelearningcenter.org 

 

Volunteer of the Month – May

May24
Outdoor WorkJoan and Larry Vanore are this month’s Volunteers of the Month. Joan and Larry have adopted Peace Learning Center as their own personal project and have begun to help us revitalize our building and landscaping. “I have been very impressed with the plan the two of them have put together to help Peace Learning Center fix many of the structural issues of our building,” said Director of Operations, Tiffany Tibbot.
Joan and Larry will be leading our grantees, Giving Sum, in a Mini TLC for PLC Day on June 4th. Please see details below if you’re interested in joining us!
WHAT: Giving Sum members, Peace Learning Staff and Board invite you to join us for a day of beautification and renovation. The service day will be dedicated to outdoor activities such as cleaning gutters, burying drainage pipes, painting picnic tables, and landscaping. If interested in participating please contact Tiffany Tibbot, ttibbot@peacelearningcenter.org 
WHEN:  Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Peace Learning Center, 6040 DeLong Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254

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