Teenager and child at outdoor musical instrumentsMeena started volunteering as a freshman going into her sophomore year at Centerville High School. Now, in her junior year, she has continued volunteering with the parks. She has always spent a lot of her time outdoors. Whether that was going to the creek with friends or going for a hike with her family, she has always loved being in nature.

In the third grade, she went backpacking with her dad for the first time in the Smoky Mountains. She went a second time in Colorado in the fifth grade. Even with friends, she finds much of her free time being spent outside. Aside from spending time outdoors, she has danced for 11 years and played the viola for five years.

Meena says, “Living so close to a park made choosing to volunteer with the Centerville-Washington Park District an easy decision. Being able to interact with kids while also spending time outdoors has been the best part of volunteering. Although the camps are focused on teaching the kids about nature, I’m also learning new things about our environment with them!”

The Centerville-Washington Park District would like to thank Meena, and all volunteers, for giving their time and talents to our community! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Ginger Clark at 937-433-5155 x234 or gclark@cwpd.org.

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