Name: Kirsten Taylor
Volunteer’s activities include: Taylor volunteers with the Olympia Police Department. She also is on the City of Olympia Arts Commission, and loves to read, ride motorcycles, draw and paint. She works for the State of Washington.
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This volunteer is special because: “She is worthy of this recognition for several reasons. First, she is exceptionally committed to our volunteer program. She has been with the Olympia VIPS program for almost five years. She is reliable and actually feels guilty when she can’t fit an event into her busy schedule. She is always interested in learning new things. She is a leader and mentor to new volunteers. She fully understands the purpose of our program and her role, which can be difficult in a law enforcement environment. She interacts very well with the public at special events and is able to diffuse difficult situations without assistance. She is a great representative of our program and our department. In addition, Kirsten volunteers with other organizations in the community,” said Amy Stull of the Olympia Police Department.
Volunteering is important to this volunteer because: “It’s giving back to our community. I started volunteering for the Police Department because when I was young I volunteered for a police department. I was doing a sociology paper on “cruising” and did some ride-alongs. It was so interesting and fun, so when I saw Olympia PD was looking for volunteers, I knew I wanted to do that. It has been so much fun and so fulfilling!” said Taylor.
Taylor will receive a plaque from the Volunteer Center and KGY Radio, courtesy of Deer Creek Awards, a division of Color Graphics.
This article was written by volunteer Julie Propp. The Volunteer Center provides volunteer services to people of all ages. If you would like to nominate a volunteer, call 360-741-2622, or download a nomination form at www.volunteer.ws.