Special Edition: Volunteer Issue
Volunteer of the Year
Barbara 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! 
Volunteer Highlights
Check out these incredible numbers!
275 Individual Volunteers
21 Group Volunteer Days
9,663 Hours Served
Giving Sum members after a full day of indoor and outdoor revitalization at PLC.
Peace Learning Center would like to take a moment to thank you for all you do! Our organization would not be what it is today without your generous help and support. To show our gratitude we would like to invite you to a couple festivities in your honor.
Wednesday, December 7th: Mindful Hike, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Join us for a beautiful morning hike. Bundle up and catch some fresh crisp air, while enjoying Eagle Creek Park.
Registration is required. To register, email Jay Horan jhoran@peacelearningcenter.org

Thursday, December 8th: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a delicious meal at the Peace Learning Center in your honor! Each volunteer is welcome to bring alone one guest! Dinner will start 6:00 p.m. However, park gates will lock at 6:00 p.m., so please plan on arriving between 5:30 - 5:50 p.m. to ensure that you can enter the park. a PLC staff person will escort you out of the park at the end of the event!
Registration is required to attend; Registration will close on December 7th. Email Jay Horan jhoran@peacelearningcenter.
Volunteers making mind bottles for Calm Corner Kits.
Staff Love for Volunteers
"I have had multiple volunteers help me throughout this past year, which has been such a great relief as it has been my first year in the role of Director of Operations. I was lucky enough to have volunteers help with preparing for special events, create our annual report, and help with marketing and public relations. This has helped me to better manage my time and priorities."
Tiffany Tibbot-Talbert, Director of Operations

"I love our Peace Learning Center volunteers and interns! Because of them, we are able to serve even more children and youth in Indianapolis, creating an awesome domino effect. PLC's volunteers and interns help equip more children and youth with peace skills like working together, peaceful conflict resolution, self-esteem, and meditation; just to name a few. Children and youth then take these skills back to their schools and communities helping build more peace. More peace in communities is more peace in Indianapolis! I appreciate the length that peace can reach with the help of our volunteers and interns; and that is why I <3 them. Thank you PLC volunteers and interns for all that you do for our community."
Natalie Spriggs-Trobridge, Youth Services Coordinator

" Amazing!!! That is the only way I can describe the PLC volunteers I have had the chance to work with this year and the past year at school 58. I want to give a big shout out to all the volunteers that made all sessions, field trips and activities not only possible but also enjoyable for students. Thumbs up!  Especially to First Friends' volunteers, Barbara, Amy, Ed and Linda (just to name a few). You guys are awesome!  The students at school 58 have been so lucky to have you there. I saw you connect with the students, share yourselves with them and encourage them to learn and grow. I love the fact that despite being in very challenging environments you put the needs of the kids first and you always offered kindness and a helping spirit. You took the time to even create Peace Corners Kits so that more kids could learn ways to manage their emotions and keep their spirits up. You have brightened my days, and I know the students share the same feeling. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for all you do for our organization and for our students. We appreciate it more than you will ever know.   Seeing you there kept me believing in the worth of working towards a more connected community."
Mame Keita, Youth Development Facilitator

"I have held several roles at Peace Learning Center, and without a doubt nothing holds more meaning to me than my work with our extraordinary volunteers.  It is so special to see members of our community take a special interest in supporting our mission.   I whole heartedly believe that PLC would not be the organization we are today if it were not for these caring and compassionate individuals.   Not many people can say that they wake up every day and are excited to go into work.  I consider myself lucky to be one of the few people who happily drives in every morning knowing that I'll be surrounded by some of the city's finest people.   The volunteers are a part of our PLC family and I am eternally grateful for their skills, hard works, talents, and love." 
Jay Horan, Director of Engagement