Who Volunteers

 

Meet our volunteers

Our team is made up of parents, grandparents, donors, kayakers, photographers, construction workers, teachers, siblings, program directors, rock climbers, hikers, van rental owners, students, accountants, friends, and more. Join us! You could be the next Volunteer of the Year!

Volunteer of the Year 2016

Lori Dunn “lots of fun” (Volunteer of the Year 2016) is a Cali native, Peace Corps recruiter, consultant for Boston non-profits, and former Disneyland employee. She'll tell you all about why you need to volunteer for Waypoint. You'll want to learn more about Lori too. Her adventurous and welcoming personality have made her a crucial member of the Waypoint team! Click below to read more.

Meet Lori
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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2017

Mary Sabelli is a High School biology teacher at Sharon High School and facilitated high & low ropes initiatives at Thompson Island Outward Bound prior to getting into teaching. She came on over 15 programs in the summer of '17 and has had a HUGE impact on Waypoint programs. Click to read more about Mary!

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
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Commonwealth Financial Group

A team of financial advisors from CFG volunteered to run the Fenway Park Spartan in 2015 and raise money for Waypoint alongside an inclusive group of adults with and without disabilities. Click below to read about more ways CFG is involved.

Commonwealth Financial Group gets it
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Definitive Cares

Definitive Cares is the charitable arm of the Natick-based company, Definitive Healthcare and their employees have made a huge impact on the lives of Waypoint participants. Read about their unique involvement in Waypoint programs in our blog post.

Definitive Cares make a huge impact
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Jim

After renting vans from Peter Fuller Rentals and forming a friendship through pick-up and drop-off, manager in Watertown, Jim caught the bug and started volunteering. Since the beginning, he's been a part of hiking and backpacking adventures.

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Students from Gordon College

Under-grad students enrolled in the W.I.L.D. program at Gordon College (Wilderness Immersion & Leadership Development) practice adventure education and leadership on Waypoint's partnership with the Umana Academy in East Boston.

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Mary

Mary is a yoga instructor, mother of two, former teacher, educational researcher, and rock climbing enthusiast. She has a love of children, nature, exploring life's potential and has always been a crucial member of this team.

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Students from Boston University

BU Medical Students have made a push over the last year to have more contact with patients in the community. We've been thankful to have their volunteer support on several winter hiking adventures! Thanks BU!

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Sheldon

Sheldon is an author and Professor of Mathematics at Suffolk University. He was born and raised in Ireland and has been bringing his thick accent, five-fingered shoes, and love of adventure on programs for years.

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Bonnie

Bonnie is our 2015 Volunteer of the Year and although she volunteers on a lot of adventures, you'll most likely find her on a climbing program. She's an avid climber and competitor (placing Silver in the 2014 National Paraclimbing Championship and traveling to Spain and France for World Championships). She brings a calm and direct presence to every program and she's exactly who you want belaying you through a climb. We love having Bonnie as a part of the team!