DCP ‘Volunteer in the Spotlight’

GREENVILLE — Each quarter, the Darke County Parks recognizes one of its exceptional volunteers. This season’s ‘Volunteer in the Spotlight’ goes to James Normile, a senior at Greenville High School with a passion for animals and the outdoors.

James will soon be moving on to major in Zoology at Miami University, but in the meantime he has been building volunteer experience with Darke County Parks’ animal ambassadors at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center. His favorite thing about volunteering with the animals is, “watching the animals follow their instincts.”

When he is not volunteering, James enjoys adventuring with his scout group and repairing old cars. James would love to see an expansion to animal care volunteer opportunities as well as more virtual programming in the future.

As an exceptional volunteer, James will be recognized in the Darke County Parks quarterly newsletter, as well as a plaque on the Volunteer Hall of Fame board which can be viewed at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center.

Everyone at the Darke County Parks would like to say “Thank you, James!”

Darke County Parks ‘Volunteer in the Spotlight’ James Normile is a senior at Greenville High School with a passion for animals and the outdoors, with plans to major in Zoology at Miami University.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_DCP-Volunteer-Spotlight.jpgDarke County Parks ‘Volunteer in the Spotlight’ James Normile is a senior at Greenville High School with a passion for animals and the outdoors, with plans to major in Zoology at Miami University. Provided photo

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