Well, we are just about to start Pre-Service Training for VM25 and we’re pretty excited. For the last week, we’ve had a preview of the class as we’ve gotten to know our new Peer Leaders. They’ve already shown themselves to be professional and flexible as they have started to learn their roles while working hard to prepare for the new class. Today, they’ll start making phone calls to the soon-to-be Volunteer Maryland Coordinators; it’s always nice to have a friendly face – or at least voice – when we all get together for the first time.
You’ll begin to hear from them soon; they’re working on their introductory blog posts this week. In the meantime, here’s a little bit about our first two AmeriCorps members of VM25!
Kelly MacBride-Gill previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County from 2010 to 2011. A recent transplant to Baltimore, Kelly spends her free time gardening, cooking, and dog-watching. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Maryland, where she is also a proud alum of Alpha Phi Omega.
Kerry Ose served as a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator in VM Class 24 at Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. She has worked as a writer and college teacher, and, in, recent years, has been involved in grassroots efforts to support and improve public education. Kerry holds a PhD in English, watches a lot of Netflix, and is an avid swim parent.
There’s a whole lot to come this year – service, teamwork, celebration, learning, fun, and more. Stay tuned!