A Few Good Vols


From left: Amanda Haluga teaches students to make music with the instruments in the LCS Music Club during afternoon Play Hour; Connor Branham tills the rooftop garden with the LCS Garden Club during Netwayaj (afternoon cleanup).


From left: Michelle Paquette works with students to sort recyclables at the incinerator during afternoon Netwayaj; Lead Volunteer Kristin Soukup reviews decimals, integers and absolute values in Senkyèm (U.S. 8th grade) algebra.

With a full semester of experience under their belts, the Volunteer team returned from Christmas break the first week in January, stepping right from the truck into the classroom. Second-year Volunteer, Kristin Soukup is this year's Lead Volunteer in addition to helping in the administration as Dean of Students.

The team brings a lot of enthusiasm to all of their various responsibilities in order to best serve the students. All the Volunteers have spent a lot of time preparing and investing in the classes that they teach. Even outside the classroom, where they have different roles – which are sometimes different than what they expected. For example, Michelle leads and organizes the students at the incinerator, Michelle and Amanda help out with the Koukouy program, Connor has taken on leadership of the Garden Club and started a Business Club. And of course Amanda's leadership of the basketball team has allowed her to put her experience to good use. They are all playing their strengths, some they had before, and others they have developed here in service to the LCS community.

-Kristin Soukup, Lead Volunteer

Do you know someone who make a great year-long Volunteer for The Haitian Project?

Maybe someone who would enjoy living for a year in an intentional Catholic community? A recent college graduate willing to share their newly-acquired knowledge with eager students? THP's next application deadline is February 17. Contact Kaitlyn at development@haitianproject.org or download the Teach in Haiti flyer for more information.