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Volunteer Spotlight – Cindie Collins –

After retiring from massage therapy and teaching, Cindie Collins was restless and wanted to find something to keep her internal fire burning.

Lo and behold, she stumbled into White Pine Programs while running the Mt. Agamenticus trails near her home. She was curious about what the kids were doing and asked her neighbor, Amy Beal, about the programs.

And just like that, Cindie began her volunteer journey with White Pine in 2018 at Ways of the Wild, our forest school that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October through June.

“In the beginning, it was a scary thought, being outside all day – regardless of the weather. But it’s not bad; in fact it’s awesome! It’s been a very gratifying experience in all ways: freedom, learning, exploring and a high level of caring for all things that are living.”

Cindie has learned a lot from both the kids and staff since those early days: self care, leadership, managing her “edges” and so much more. Today, Cindie can be found exploring the forests and fields of Zach’s Farm with the kids each week during Ways of the Wild.

Thank you, Cindie, for your continued commitment of volunteer service to White Pine! You make a difference!!

About Trish


"Once a Piney, Always a Piney" - is the saying here... I've been watching and participating with White Pine Programs since 1999, and I love to be outside every day. Come join us in some fun!