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Volunteer Staff Bios
Dianne Vierling, AA
Dianne has been on the FamilyMeans staff since 2006, and has held volunteer management positions in various human service and health care organizations for 26 years. She has studied human services and volunteer management at Inver Hills Community College and Metropolitan State University and has applied her skills to a variety of programs including food shelves, hospice, abuse, youth work, and caregiver support. She recruits, screens, trains, supports, and recognizes volunteers who serve their community through FamilyMeans. Also, Dianne advances organization-wide strategies related to volunteer engagement.
Margaret Irwin, BS
Margaret has worked at FamilyMeans for more than 15 years, supporting volunteers who hold a variety of roles in the agency. She is the lead staff person for Day Out! group respite, and fosters volunteers’ leadership of that program. Margaret puts her University of Minnesota education and life experience to work in designing engaging activities for the people we serve and meaningful volunteer opportunities for the community.