July Volunteers - Incredible dedication!

MarineParents would like to thank the following volunteers for their time and dedication! For the month of July our volunteers clocked 6,669 hours! OOH-RAH!

July Volunteers - Incredible dedication!

MarineParents is so proud to have over 200 volunteers that dedicate their time to support YOU, our Marine families, in all stages of the corps, from poolee to veteran.

MarineParents would like to thank the following volunteers for their time and dedication! For the month of July our volunteers clocked 6,669 hours! OOH-RAH!

God Bless and Semper Family!

Volunteer Spotlight - Carolyn Williams

Today we shine the spotlight on Carolyn Williams!

Carolyn has been a volunteer with Marine Parents since May 2019. Carolyn is currently the Group Leader for Fleet PDS Camp Lejeune/New River, Assistant Group Leader for 1st Battalion Alpha Company Parris Island, and Group Guide for 3rd Battalion India Company Parris Island.

We asked Carolyn to share a bit of her personal experience:

Why did you decide to volunteer with MarineParents?

"I couldn't bring myself to leave the boot camp page even after my son graduated. This was my first experience with the military and all of the volunteers were so amazing and I felt such a strong connection - I didn't want to lose that! I would chime in from time to time and was eventually asked if I wanted to volunteer and without hesitation I said yes! Best decision ever!"

What do you find most rewarding about volunteering with MarineParents?

"I love when the new Recruit cycle starts and I remember having all of the same questions and feelings that the parents and family members have and it brings me right back to when my son shipped to PI. Fast forward to the Crucible and the family members have grown right along with their Recruits and are so positive and encouraging. Then the icing on the cake is when they thank us for helping them through the journey of boot camp. It is truly a treasure to be able to pay it forward and help the families like I was helped while my son was experiencing boot camp."

What would you say to someone who is interested in volunteering?

"If you are even remotely interested in volunteering, just see what is involved and if it resonates with you - DO IT! I promise you won't regret it!!"

With over 390 volunteer hours since May 2019, we thank Carolyn for her dedication to the members of our MarineParents groups! OOH-RAH!! MarineParents could not do this without our amazing volunteers!

Click here to read Carolyn's bio page.


MarineParents would like to thank the following volunteers for their time and dedication!

Teresa Meadows

Teresa Meadows

Teresa is the Coach for 4th Battalion Parris Island, Group Leader for 4th Battalion, and Group Leader for 3rd Battalion India Company Parris Island. Teresa volunteered 167.74 hours in July!

Click here to read Teresa's bio page.


Lori Ballard

Lori Ballard

Lori is Group Leader for 1st Battalion Charlie Company Parris Island, Assistant Group Leader 1st Battalion Delta Company PI, Assistant Group Leader 3rd Battalion Lima Company PI, and Assistant Group Leader School Of Infantry ITB West. Lori volunteered 209.28 hours in July!

Click here to read Lori's bio page.


Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Richard is Coach for 2nd Battalion San Diego and a Moderator for Chat RTBN. Richard volunteered 93.57 hours in July!

Click here to read Richard's bio page.


Debbie Knoll

Debbie Knoll

Debbie is the Coach for Stages (Family Affiliation groups), Group Leader for MoMs, and Assistant Group Leader for 1st Battalion Delta Company San Diego. Debbie volunteered 47.33 hours in July!

Click here to read Debbie's bio page.


Kim Raley

Kim Raley

Kim is the Coach for 1st Battalion Parris Island and Group Leader in our MarineParents group. Kim volunteered 102.77 hours in July!

Click here to read Kim's bio page.


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