Volunteer Spotlight: Janis

Janis started volunteering at The Light House in October of 2015 and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. She had recently retired from Anne Arundel County Public Schools as a special educator, and was looking for the right place to get involved and make a difference through volunteering.

Janis thinks her experience as an educator and military family member taught her the significant impact that community outreach and family support has on children and families. The Light House and its many volunteer opportunities is a way for her to give back by being a part of this outreach and support.

She became aware of The Light House through talking with friends, making periodic food donations, and doing online research. Her first volunteer position at The Light House was working as a front desk volunteer. This gave her the opportunity to get to know the staff, residents, community, and the various programs offered at The Light House.

She is also now planning activities and working with children and family members who reside at The Light House. “This is such a blessing for me!” Janis says, “we have a great time playing and engaging in the different activities. There are always smiles, hugs, and much laughter during our time together. I feel quite lucky to be a part of the Light House family!” We are quite lucky to have Janis on our team, and thank her for her years of support!