January 2013 Backyard Heroes

Victoria Boucher, Commun01-13_Boucherity Shares of Wisconsin

Victoria Boucher was an intern and then a work-study student at Community Shares of Wisconsin, and she returned often as a volunteer during her tenure working at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Her wide-ranging talents have been enormously helpful. But most impressive is her dedication to nonprofit work and advocacy—especially advocacy to improve the lives of women.

For more information about Community Shares of Wisconsin or to volunteer, visit  www.communityshares.com or call 608.256.1066.

Laura Pogatchnik, Women in Transition 01-13_Pogatchnik

Laura Pogatchnik volunteers at Women in Transition’s Halfway House.  Laura spends several hours weekly teaching, mentoring, and guiding the women who live there.  Laura said she wanted to volunteer at Women in Transition because “it is a wonderful opportunity for women with mental illness to have independence and structure in their lives.  It is very empowering for them.”

For more information about Women in Transition or to volunteer, call 608.244.2046.

Photos provided by John Urban, The Urban Photo Company.