Community & Volunteers

Community & Volunteers

Dustin Artz Brings the SOAR365 Experience Alive on Video!

Dustin Artz Brings the SOAR365 Experience Alive on Video!

The creative force behind SOAR365’s new volunteer appreciation video, Dustin Artz, learned about our organization after he responded to a post on CFengage, which connects volunteers with meaningful service and leadership opportunities to create positive change in our community.

Kathleen Rawls Develops STEAM Learning Cart for Youth Services

Kathleen Rawls Develops STEAM Learning Cart for Youth Services

High school junior Kathleen Rawls believes in a STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and its value in helping students develop life skills including problem-solving and creativity. She achieved the rank of Eagle Scout after working with SOAR365 Youth Services and developing a STEAM Learning cart for program participants in middle school and high school.

Watch Our New Video: Celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Watch Our New Video: Celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Did you know? April 21-27 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week! This week and all year round, SOAR365 is grateful for our many volunteers. Their dedication and compassion are essential to our programs for people with disabilities. Last year, nearly 1,000 volunteers donated time to SOAR365, serving more than 10,600 hours. 

Next Generation Council: Meet Our New Chair

Next Generation Council: Meet Our New Chair

As the new chair of the Next Generation Council, I’d like to introduce myself: Hi, I’m Kellie Mattingly. The new year is upon us, and we’re ready for it! I’d like to thank former NGC Chair Laura Faison, for her amazing leadership over her two-year term. She brought fantastic energy to our group and has set us up to provide strong SOAR365 support through...

John McCarroll Defines Happiness With the SOAR365 Reading Group

John McCarroll Defines Happiness With the SOAR365 Reading Group

When John McCarroll began volunteering 20 years ago with Literacy Volunteers of America, he helped immigrants learn English so they could study for – and pass – the U.S. Citizenship Test.  His students came from many countries including Ethiopia, Eritrea, Venezuela, Peru and Russia. John continued this work after he retired from his sales career and...

Next Generation Council: Getting to Know Thomas Leach

Next Generation Council: Getting to Know Thomas Leach

Thomas wants people to know that he loves SOAR365. As a member of the Next Generation Council (NGC), he participates in NGC’s efforts to support SOAR365 through leadership development, service projects, engagement, and fundraising. Thomas was born with Cerebral Palsy, a disability that affects a person’s movement, posture, and speech at different levels....

Meet Lauren Zuk and Megan Pesci: Pediatric Therapy Interns

Meet Lauren Zuk and Megan Pesci: Pediatric Therapy Interns

Lauren Zuk Helps Children and Parents Build on Strengths, Celebrate Success! California native Lauren Zuk has lived in Richmond for almost 15 years, beginning as a student at the University of Richmond where her studies were centered on education and English.  When Lauren began her career as a secondary English teacher, she believed that would be her...

South University Students Gain Understanding Through Engagement

South University Students Gain Understanding Through Engagement

Students enrolled in South University’s Richmond Physician Assistant Program look forward to becoming providers of high-quality, cost-efficient health care, making a positive impact practicing the art and science of medicine, and collaborating with physicians.  On their journey toward graduation, students have opportunities to engage with, and support, the...

Dominion Day at Camp Baker

Dominion Day at Camp Baker

Continuing an annual tradition of service, a team of hard-working Dominion Energy volunteers came out to Camp Baker in late October to stain numerous porches and walkways, trim bushes, mulch, and keep the camp in tip-top shape as we transition into the fall season.  This enthusiastic group of 20 also created “busy boards” for our Youth Services and Adult...

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