Saturday, April 21, 2012

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Today marks the end of National Volunteer Week, and Museum staff showed their appreciation with a special volunteer recognition board, ice cream social, and festive dress-up days, planned by AmeriCorps Museum Educator Ann Kerrin.

The Museum simply could not open its doors without the support of a committed team of incredible volunteers.

Did you know? 
  • In 2011, 247 dedicated volunteers served more than 12,000 hours. 
  • Museum volunteers include families, students, interns and community members. 
  • The Museum currently has 71 regular volunteers, who range in age from 2 to 70 years old!

“I volunteer here because I love working with kids. It’s fun to watch as they explore and learn new things, because all of them learn differently”
Max Ribbans, Play Guide

“Whether they are playing a game, reading a story, or talking with other staff and volunteers, their smiles and their love for the Museum are contagious. I appreciate the joy volunteers bring to visitors and staff.”
Julie Burkhard, Volunteer & AmeriCorps Coordinator

“The Museum couldn’t possibly do all it does without the willing hands and giving hearts of our volunteers.”
Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director

If you'd like to volunteer at the Museum, there are many ways to get involved! Click here to learn more about the Museum’s volunteer program.

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