Her volunteer work benefits Lakeville school
Eagan consumer's visits give valuable experience
|Marion Loan and media clerk Kathy Halverson at Parkview Elementary School in northern Lakeville. |
Marion Loan spends three days a week working at ProAct in Eagan, but she really enjoys Monday, when she serves as a volunteer at Parkview Elementary School in Lakeville.
For many months, Loan has dusted, swept and disinfected at the south suburban school, which serves nearly 800 students. The active Loan said she'd rather be doing than sitting. She lives nearby and walks to the school.
Loan interviewed for the volunteer post after a thorough area search with ProAct Case Manager Charlotte Eastin. Volunteer experiences enhance the experience of consumers and can open up paid job opportunities, she explains.
School staff are grateful to have her. "I really appreciate the volunteers here," said Parkview Elementary media clerk Kathy Halverson in the library. "They come in and help a lot."
Prior to joining ProAct, Loan cared for her aging mother for 21 years until she passed away in 2007. "Marion is one of the nicest people I know," said Eastin.