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Meet a Volunteer Rock Star: Harneet Kaur

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Mar 3, 2017

Harneet Kaur is our newest Volunteer Rock Star! Congratulations Harneet!

In just four months, Harneet has put in over 200 hours at the YWVCA Wausau, something she's done by being always willing to take on any project that comes her way.

Harneet recently moved from India to the U.S. and her background in software engineering has helped her transition into her volunteer role, helping update the YWCA website and create their many program fliers to help with community outreach. And that's just the start--Harneet has also taken on the role of yoga instructor for the kids who come to the YWCA.

"I had an instant connection with Harneet from the moment I met her," said Laura Cynkar, the
Program & Facility Coordinator at the YWCA. "Her energy is alluring, people are drawn to her naturally. She's done an amazing job transitioning from India into her position here and she engages myself and others by bringing in her native food for us to try. We love it! Harneet is truly one-of-a-kind!"

Way to go, Harneet! Stay amazing!



YWCA Wausau is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA Wausau is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1920 as a member of the national YWCA, an autonomous women's movement. They provide leadership in their community, nation and world in the struggle for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

If you know of a volunteer that should be recognized for their commitment to your organization/cause, nominate them for Volunteer Wisconsin's Volunteer Rock Star. Every two weeks, a Volunteer Rock Star will be chosen. Their profile (information provided on the nomination form) and picture will be displayed on both the Volunteer Wisconsin website and Volunteer Wisconsin Facebook page. Please send a picture  of the volunteer for their profile picture as a .jpg or a .png to A volunteer can only be nominated by the same organization once a year.

To nominate a volunteer, please fill out the nomination form by clicking here.