Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Destinee Cambium

Volunteer Spotlight: Destinee Cambium

My name is Destinee Cambium (pictured at right in the photo). I’m 24 years old, and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. I recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in urban elementary education, and at the moment, I work as a private preschool teacher while I also pursue a...

Volunteer Spotlight: Shayne Case

Volunteer Spotlight: Shayne Case

My name is Shayne Case. I am 43 years old, and I am an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, with many beloved family members living on the reservation. My parents are both from South Dakota — my father from Eagle Butte, and my mother from Gettysburg.  I...

Volunteer Spotlight: Emma Kalff

Volunteer Spotlight: Emma Kalff

My name is Emma Kalff. I’m 26 years old, and I grew up in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. I was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and my parents moved to the United States shortly after my birth. My grandparents on my mother’s side both came from Dutch farming...

Volunteer Spotlight: Lara Benteler

Volunteer Spotlight: Lara Benteler

My name is Lara Benteler. I’m 28 years old, and I’m from Osnabrück, Germany. I volunteered at the Cheyenne River Youth Project for six months, from summer 2010 to January 2011.  I first came across CRYP online, while I was searching for an opportunity to work with...

Volunteer Spotlight: Summereen Khan

Volunteer Spotlight: Summereen Khan

My name is Summereen Khan, and I’m from London, England. I have worked in the NGO/charity sector for more than 10 years, with a focus on project management and communications; I’ve also volunteered and worked with young people and community organizations in the United...

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

My name is Debbie Wills, I am 55, and I reside in St. Peters, Missouri, which is about 20 miles northwest of St. Louis. My volunteer service group, SWAMP-IN (Saints With A Mission Purpose-Indian Nations), was founded in 2003 with the purpose of working alongside...