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 Daylyn L. Daylyn has been volunteering at the Greensboro Science Center since 2013. She says:
As a child, I visited the Greensboro Science Center all the time. Now, even though school keeps me busy, I like to volunteer at the GSC on the weekends, at least 2 or 3 times a month. I was drawn to volunteering at the Greensboro Science Center because I have a passion for all animals. I love educating people about the different kinds of animals that live at the GSC. Since volunteering there, I found a new passion for herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians.
One of my best memories of being a volunteer was the day I got to shadow the Herp staff. I was allowed to assist with the husbandry and feeding of the snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs and turtles. I even got to pet one of the Rhinoceros Iguanas, Rocky! I enjoyed shadowing the Herp staff because I want to be a herpetologist. I learned a lot that day and the staff made me feel welcomed.
Volunteering at the Greensboro Science Center means a lot to me. While working with the animals is a lot of fun, I have had a lot of really cool experiences interacting with visitors. A lot of the same people come to the Center every time I volunteer, so they always speak to me when they see me. I love seeing kids come to the Center and show their parents around. The best part of all, however, is knowing that what I do to teach the people might change the world as we know it. That is the most rewarding thing with volunteering at the Greensboro Science Center.