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

Volunteer of the Month – April

Apr12

IMG_9878[1]Ashleigh Orr is this month’s Volunteer of the Month. As a volunteer Ashleigh has been a huge help in the implementation and success of Cocktails & Coloring, a Peace Learning Center fundraiser. Jay Horan, our Director of Engagement, has worked closely with Ashleigh and said, “Ashleigh is so fun to be around! She is always positive and willing to help in any way possible. She has a go get ’em attitude and has no problem jumping right into a project.”

Thank you Ashleigh for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – Jane

Nov19
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Jane Westermeier is this month’s Volunteer of the Month.  Jane has been participating in our Peace Pages program by volunteering monthly in a local elementary to facilitate lessons focused on literacy and peace education.

 

Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, has worked closely with Jane and said,  “Jane is compassionate and so dedicated!   She has taken her role in this program very seriously and I have heard wonderful things from the students and school that she is working with!”

 

Thank you Jane for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

 

VOM – Alex Rowan!

Oct19

Alex

Alex Rowan is this month’s Volunteer of the Month.  Alex has been joining us weekly to lend a hand and help with our school field trips.  Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, has worked closely with Alex and said,  “Alex is a part of our team.  He jumped in into programing feet first and he did it all with a smile!   He is funny and kind and we love having him around.  When we talk about our youth team, we definitely include him.   He has helped us be successful this year and he deserves this recognition.” 

Thank you Alex for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

VOM – Josh Herrington

Oct05

Volunteers Rock

Josh Herrington is one of PLC’s newest volunteers and played an integral role in preparing for the One Indy Launch Party. Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, has worked closely with Josh and said, “Josh is easy going and a team player. He doesn’t mind doing the ‘dirty work’ that often goes on behind the scenes of programming. It’s because of volunteers like him that we can pull off our events!”

Thank you Josh for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – Ghemaiya

Sep10

Ghemaiya has been with Peace Learning Center for two summers now and she has become a huge part of the PLC family!  She has spent the past two summers volunteering her talents as a facilitator for our youth summer programs.  

Tiffany Tibbot, a member of our youth team, has worked closely with Ghemaiya and said,  “Ghemayia is a reliable and timely volunteer that Peace Learning Center can truly depend upon. Her willingness to learn new skills and pick up on them easily has benefited her greatly in her ability to adapt to changing environments. All this, combined with her absolutely infectious personality makes Ghemaiya a great youth worker!” 

Ghemaiya is in center with pink sweater
Thank you Ghemaiya for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – Hannah Norman

Jul21
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Hannah is the second from the right.

Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Hannah Norman as volunteer of the month!  

Hannah joined Peace Learning Center to help with our welcome desk as a welcoming face to all who visit PLC!  She also helps with various other projects around the office and summer youth programming.  Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, has worked very closely with Hannah and said, “Hannah is the perfect person for our welcome desk.  She is kind, positive and always welcoming everyone with a smile!  Not only that but she has been a huge help around the office and doesn’t mind jumping into projects and giving it her all.  She has been a joy to have around this summer!”

Thank you Hannah for everything you have done for our organization.  We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – Casey Rucinski

Jun16

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Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Casey Rucinski as volunteer of the month.

Casey has only been with Peace Learning Center for a short time, but she’s already made a lasting impact. Casey has been working these past few months to help us “test drive” a new volunteer program. Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, said, “Casey is organized, thoughtful, and reliable. On top of all that she is an incredible facilitator! Casey is one of those people that you hope stays around for a long time. PLC is better for having her here.”

In addition to volunteering at Peace Learning Center, Casey is also an extremely talented professional photographer who specializes in outdoor family sessions, indoor or outdoor lifestyle photography, as well as couples and senior sessions, and a limited number of weddings and photo booths each year. Check-out her Casey and her Camera website to learn more:  caseyandhercamera.com

Thank you Casey for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – Stephanie Shrock!

May18
Steph in Yoga

Stephanie Shrock at the front leading the yoga session.

Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Stephanie Shrock as volunteer of the month!  Stephanie selected PLC as her cause for 36 days during her 108 Sun Salutation challenge. Her goal is to raise money for various organizations doing good work in the community while also raising money to complete her RYT500 in Yoga Therapy. (Click here to learn more about her 108 Sun Salutation challenge.)

In addition to raising $450 to support Peace Learning Center’s programs, she also donated her time and passion for yoga, by leading yoga sessions in the classrooms at one of our most challenging schools.

Naeemah Jackson, PLC’s director of family programs, coordinated Stephanie’s yoga sessions at the school and said, “Stephanie was incredibly poised and calm even though she was blown away by the culture in the school, and said the experience was completely outside her ‘comfort zone,’ and a much needed horizon expansion experience.”

Thank you Stephanie for everything you have done for our organization.  We are very grateful to have you on our team!

Volunteer of the Month – Albert Ellis

Apr27
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Albert is standing in the middle, back of the bus.

Peace Learning Center would like to recognize Albert Ellis as volunteer of the month!

Albert has only been with Peace Learning Center for a short time, but he has already made a lasting impact. As a certified CDL driver, Albert donated his talents to drive our Peace Crew to NYC. Jay Horan, our volunteer and intern coordinator, said, “Albert is the most kind and compassionate person I have ever met. He is constantly worried about everyone else’s needs and offers help where it is needed. It feels like Albert has been a part of PLC forever, he fits in seamlessly with the PLC family!”

Thank you Albert for everything you have done for our organization. We are very grateful to have you on our team!

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