“Family always comes first. But a lot of what I do is for the family.” Kim Olson started volunteering when her children were small as their respective Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. Now that her children are older, they still come first,but her volunteerism has shifted into areas she finds interesting. She drives the ambulance as an EMT for Deep River Ambulance and volunteers for the Pandemonium Rain Forest Project, a rescue organization for exotic birds and reptiles. Her love of giving back has trickled down to her children as her daughter serves as treasurer of the Friends of Deep River Library and her son volunteers with her at Pandemonium Rain Forest Project. Encouraged by her daughter, Kim and family have also set up the first two free Little Libraries in Deep River, one in Plattwood Park and the other at the Deep River Historical Society. Kim is known around town as the person to call if you find a lost cat, dog—or chicken—as she will always take them in!