Meet an award-winning volunteer

Janice Olmsted, whose volunteerism with multiple community and charitable organizations has been felt in three counties, is the latest recipient of Lutheran Community Services Northwest’s Helen Norris Award for outstanding community service.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW), a non-profit human services agency, presents the award annually to a volunteer in the name of a dedicated woman who was, by her own description, a “professional volunteer.”
Olmsted’s list of volunteerism includes:
• Chairwoman of the advisory Board of Directors for Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP) in Kitsap County.
• Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for North Mason Resources, a non-profit agency that provides services to those in need.
• Two terms as a board member of Faith in Action, an agency that provides non-medical assistance to qualifying seniors and disabled individuals in north Mason, south Kitsap and west Pierce counties.
• Staff parish relations committee chairwoman, two terms as chairwoman of the church council and a member of the praise team of North Mason United Methodist Church.
Olmsted received her award during an LCSNW fund-raising brunch Nov. 9 in Bremerton.
LCSNW serves communities in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.