At the Greensboro Science Center, we are honored to welcome approximately 750 volunteers each year, giving a cumulative 36,000+ hours of their time. With a friendly greeting and a warm smile, our volunteers help us carry out our mission each day, educating our visitors about our animals and exhibits and inspiring them to learn more.
This week, we’d like to introduce you to Katherine K.
“I’ve been volunteering as a docent once a week since March 2013, first in the zoo and then I added the aquarium and Herp Lab. I stopped working full time a few years ago and I was taught that if you have extra time, you give back to your community. I love children and animals so the Science Center was a perfect fit!”
“I have many meaningful memories with one-on-one time with visitors. I enjoy helping to make their visit to the Center more enjoyable by giving them information about the animals and learning about their favorite animals. I was at the touch pool in the aquarium once and asked a young girl what her favorite animal was. She answered “anaconda”, not knowing that we had one on exhibit right behind her. She had basically skipped the whole Amazon exhibit in her excitement to touch the sting rays, but would’ve have missed out on seeing her favorite animal! I’m always happy when I can help make someone’s visit a little more special.”