Ashley Barkley, Wyoming Rescue Mission

Ashley is currently a first semester Casper College nursing student. Her passion for service started when she was young and volunteered with her mother in various capacities including March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, canned food drives, and Bowl for Jason’s Friends Foundation. As an adult, she has continued her volunteer efforts and held board positions for a local non-profit. She was excited to learn about the VGF program and the opportunity to again be of service to her community through work with the Wyoming Rescue Mission. There she was able to serve homeless members of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic as a symptom checker. This opportunity provided her with insight regarding her future career as a nurse and one of our community’s at-risk populations. This experience solidified her belief that we all need to do what we can to support our fellow community members during this difficult time and reinforced that a strong sense of community is important on our hardest days.