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Eric Janoski is the Program Director of the Ashland Campus of Dragonfly Transitions, a Young Adult Transitional Living Program that has operated in the Rogue Valley and Klamath Basin for the past 20 years. Dragonfly serves young adults from across the United States by helping them “launch” into adulthood through Experiential Education, Life Skills, Therapeutics, and Mentorship. They were not only one of the first Gender Affirming Transitional Living Programs, but continue to be a leader in their industry with their work with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety.
Over the past 12 months, something exciting has happened as Eric and his team have been exploring and expanding their Volunteer and Service Work requirements for both students and staff at Dragonfly Transitions. “By clarifying our commitment to service work, not only are we role-modeling good stewardship for our clients and having a direct impact on our community in Jackson County, but we have also seen a clear and measurable correlation to its impact on staff morale, team building, staff retention, student engagement, and quality of care.”
Whether you are interested in leaning into service work personally or looking for ways to improve your team professionally, this presentation will give you both the story of Why Service Work Works at Dragonfly, but also the tangible tools to replicate your own robust and well-attended volunteer programming.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eric spent the last decade living in Western North Carolina and working primarily in the Wilderness Therapy field. He has held roles as varied as Master Field Instructor to Admissions Coordinator.
Outside of work, you can find Eric reading, hiking, photographing birds, listening to music, baking, and spending time exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ashley, and their dog, Larry. Eric is also a songwriter and musician and plays guitar and banjo.
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