Born and raised in Illinois, Will Dudenhausen has lived in the Tar Heel state long enough that he considers North Carolina his adopted home. Dudenhausen’s natural ease and adaptability come in handy whether he’s establishing himself in a new place or working in his job as a trainer, mediator, and facilitator at the Orange County Dispute Settlement Center. Over the last eight years, Dudenhausen has collaborated with Volunteers for Youth working with court-involved youth and has trained the organization’s volunteers and staff. Dudenhausen has also made time to participate in Volunteers for Youth’s annual fall golf tournament. Volunteers for Youth and the Dispute Settlement Center have a long history of partnership and Dudenhausen’s work exemplifies that relationship.
When asked to reflect on his years working with Volunteers for Youth, Dudenhausen replies, “The staff at VFY have a unique ability to relate to, and work with youth in so many different ways. I am always impressed by how authentically the staff and leadership truly care about all aspects of the lives of the kids they work with. Recently I was working with a teenager who was involved with Volunteers for Youth. In talking with him, I quickly realized that not only had he benefitted from the organization’s help, but two other members of his family, who are now adults, had also worked with mentors from VFY in the past. They even worked with some of the same staff! The trust this teenager had in the program, and Scott Dreyer in particular because of the positive experience his family had in the past, is a testament to the organization’s strength, and to their lasting impact on the greater Orange County community.”
Category: 30 Years