For this month’s Celebrating Volunteers WBOY introduces you to a Marion County woman who spends her free time encouraging students to engage in and out of the classroom.  

“Volunteer. Don’t think about it, get involved in your community. I think it’s super important. If you want things to change, you need to be involved you need to help the change,” Elizabeth Sorensen, Learning Options, Inc Volunteer said.
For as long as she can remember Elizabeth Sorensen has been involved with Learning Options Inc.

“Since the infancy of the organization. Helping out in the kitchen in the beginning, cooking lunch, making pot locks, and now I’m running programs, creating programs, helping, helping do inventory, helping with little things here and there.”  

She spends countless hours volunteering.

“By volunteering it allows you to be hands on in your community and see the change first and foremost. And that’s important. ” 

Learning Options Inc. helps students apply classroom skills outside the school setting all year round. 

“Learning Options is based in Marion County. We are a learning center, we do all kinds of in depth hands on learning programs that serve Harrison and Marion Counties,” Sorensen said.

The program allows students to explore their interests.

“One of the things I love about teaching children is they are so eager to learn. They are eager to be involved.”

Sorensen said she is honored to give back to an organization that has given her so much.  

“It helped me grow. I’ve learned a lot of weird little life skills from classes that we have done. I have done language classes, arts classes, cooking classes, science classes, I’ve done a little bit of everything. It’s help in many facets of my life.”