Jim Hays, one of our newest volunteers, is a Rogue Valley native. For many years, Jim worked as an operation research analyst with the US Forest Service retiring from that work in 2008. During his tenure with the Forest Service, he helped create the first Rogue River National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Since retiring, Jim has volunteered at ACCESS, Maslow Project, and the Medford Senior Center where he also serves on the Board of Directors and manages the Bingo program. Jim is a graduate of Southern Oregon University. He is also a dedicated musician and singer.
Although he has only been assisting at Help Now! a short while, Jim is enthusiastic about the work Help Now! performs and says he is excited to be able to work with so dedicated a group of volunteers on such challenging matters. “I really admire the effort these good people put in, all for the sake of others.”