Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Volunteer Week a Huge Success!

Last week, Providence Children’s Museum and other organizations around the country celebrated National Volunteer Week. The Museum works with approximately 200 volunteers and work-study students over the course of a year and about 60 at any given time. Volunteers play with families in our exhibits, assist visitors at the gift shop and admissions desk, help with mailings and special events, and so much more. We simply couldn’t open the Museum each day without them!
As part of the celebration we had a specific theme or event each day:
Monday – wear polka dots and/or stripes
Tuesday – Game Night recognition event
Wednesday – Crazy Hat Day
Thursday – ice cream for everyone!
Friday – dress in Museum colors (green & purple)Twenty-nine staff and volunteers attended Game Night and volunteers who gave over 100 hours of service to the Museum in 2008 received “Volunteer Excellence” awards. Everyone who worked at the Museum for at least 3 months got recognition beads to wear on their nametags to symbolize the commitment they’ve made to our mission of inspiring play. We also had a potluck dinner and people enjoyed playing plenty of games, of course!

Overall, our week was a huge success and we hope our volunteers and work-study students know how much we appreciate everything they do for us and for our visitors. THANK YOU!

Shared by Kelly Fenton, Visitor Services & Volunteer Manager

No comments: