Jones honored for volunteerism

Helpline Center photo: From left are: Lee Krueger; Catrina Feldhus, BCYMP mentee; Dean Kattelmann, associate vice president of Facilities & Services; Amy Jones, Volunteer of the Month; Darla Biel, executive director at Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program; Sarah Lippert, Volunteer Connections coordinator at the Helpline Center; and Mayor Keith Corbett.

BROOKINGS – The Helpline Center has announced that Amy Jones was named the July 2019 Volunteer of the Month, an area-wide award program sponsored by the Helpline Center.

Jones has been a mentor with the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program for more than seven years now. A seven-year mentoring relationship isincredible; Jones is one of only four people to mentor one mentee for over five years.

According to the Helpline Cetner, Jones truly cares and gives 100% to mentoring. She is a safe place for her mentee to discuss her thoughts and feelings with, but also pushes her to try new things and try her best. Their bond and the time, effort and care she puts into her match is always evident. Mentoring is a priority to her and it definitely shows. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her. For example, her mentee’s sister was waiting for a mentor for a while so Jones also took her along to many outings, recognized her need for her own mentor, and made sure BCYMP found her mentee’s sister a solid mentor.

For information on volunteer opportunities or the Volunteer of the Month program, contact Sarah Lippert at [email protected] or call 211 for more information.


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