Welcome to Our New Volunteer Manager
Hello JCA Interages volunteers. I am Indira Dingledine, the new Volunteer Manager of the Heyman Interages Center. As Volunteer Manager, I will be attracting, recruiting, and retaining volunteers. Service-minded; I value connecting with and supporting fellow service-minded people.
Formerly, I was the Director of the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) of The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center. The MCCCS provided volunteer opportunities across the DC area. I am also an artist and through online technology, I use my paintings as textile designs for scarves and throws.
Originally from Albany, NY, my husband and I enjoy living in Glover Park, DC. I am excited about joining the JCA Interages team and look forward to meeting and getting to know all of the JCA Interages volunteers.
Goodbye to Two JCA Interages Program Coordinators
A message from Janel Peters
It's been such an honor to have worked at JCA Heyman Interages Center as a SHARE and Makeover Madness program coordinator for seven years, and to see first-hand the beauty and the importance of fostering intergenerational connections. I've learned so much from so many people along the way, and I'm so proud to have contributed in a small way to support the vision that Austin Heyman put forth decades ago. I will never forget it.
Many thanks to all,
A Message from Vicki Thomas
Dear JCA Interages Volunteers,
I joined JCA Interages in October 2015 after retiring from MCPS as a school counselor in 2013. I have enjoyed working with the students, teachers and wonderful volunteers.You made my job worthwhile, interesting and enjoyable. I am so happy that I was able to connect you with meaningful and rewarding volunteer experiences. I will always remember your kindness, generosity, wisdom, sense of humor, dedication and support for your students, community, JCA Interages and me.
I have also been blessed to work with a wonderful team of caring, smart, dedicated, talented and skillful women at JCA Interages. I am honored and grateful that I was able to work with them. Knowing them has made me a better person.
I don't have any immediate plans for the future. The pandemic will determine what activities I am allowed to do and feel comfortable doing. For now, I am looking forward to life without work.
Take care of yourselves and your loved ones.