Volunteer Loudoun: Celebrating Teens Who Serve
Since 1980 Volunteer Loudoun has served as a link between volunteers and nearly 300 local nonprofits, helping with problem solving, promoting group service projects, and providing volunteer referrals, recognition, and training. Dedicated to boosting volunteerism and changing lives, Volunteer Loudoun offers college scholarships to high school seniors who have made significant contributions in their community by serving others.
Recent winners included Anne Marie, who organized a volleyball tournament and raised $2,700 to help our returning injured servicemen through the Wounded Warrior Project. And there was Kayleigh, who grew up with a special needs brother and has worked to break down stereotypes and teach her peers how each person disabled or not, has much to offer.
Another scholarship winner was Tracey, an avid swimmer who worked tirelessly to lower drowning rates and increase graduation rates among minorities. And Margaret, whose love of serving others was sparked by a home-building mission trip to Mexico, where she will never forget the look of awe and gratitude on children’s faces when first seeing their modest new home.
Also recognized was Trevor, whose family’s economic hardships taught him that “sometimes we find our biggest blessings from life’s tough lessons.” He has shown outstanding leadership in community outreach, becoming a valuable role model for his friends, family and peers.
Want to recognize and help fund a scholarship for outstanding student volunteers like these?
Designate your gift to Volunteer Loudoun, CVC #8468.
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