Volunteer of the Week: Lindsey Blackledge reaching out to Warren Counties Children

Published 10:00 am Saturday, January 6, 2024

Our volunteer of the week this week is Lindsey Blackledge. Lindsey is a kindergarten teacher at Dana Road Elementary. She is in her third year of teaching. She graduated from Delta State University with her Bachelors and Masters degrees in elementary education. Lindsey also attends First Baptist Church-Vicksburg.

How did you begin volunteering with the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg?
My volunteering began when I was nominated for the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg.

How long have you been volunteering with the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg?
I have been in the Junior Auxiliary for five years.

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What is your favorite memory while volunteering for the Junior Auxiliary?
My favorite memory of volunteering with the Junior Auxiliary is being able to reach the children of Warren County. It makes me realize the needs in our county and how I can easily reach some of those needs. It brings me joy when I see a child who is impacted by the Junior Auxiliary.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering?
I would recommend they reach out to organizations in our community to volunteer. There are several opportunities throughout the year to serve children and make a difference. I would ask them to get in contact with someone who can lead them in the right direction.

What are some of your tasks while volunteering for the Junior Auxiliary?
Some of my tasks include getting speakers for our chapter meetings, as well as volunteering on the different projects we have within the Junior Auxiliary.

What have you learned from volunteering?
In my years in the Junior Auxiliary, I have learned there are so many needs with children in Warren County. It has taught me that the smallest things can make a huge difference in the lives of these children.

How can someone interested in volunteering get involved?
There are so many different opportunities in Warren County to volunteer and help children. Some of them include reading in classrooms and donating to school supply drives.

If you know of a volunteer who should be featured, please submit their name and contact information to volunteer@vicksburgpost.com.