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 Maddy F.
I have been volunteering as a Zoo Docent since October 2014 and I try to volunteer 3-4 times a month. When I was younger I would visit the Science Center frequently and always wanted to be a volunteer at some point in my life. I started service learning in high school and thought that it would be a great opportunity to get involved at the Science Center since it has a great environment and I have made so many wonderful memories.
A meaningful memory that I have as a volunteer is when I was in the Discovery House and I had Floyd, the ferret, napping on my arm. A man and a woman came in the door with their son who was in a wheel chair. I greeted them and I knelt down low enough where the boy could easily touch Floyd and he smiled a big smile. His mother looked me in the eyes and said thank you so much and I could tell how appreciative she was. I could tell that I had made her and her son’s day. I love to see visitors so happy to see the animals at the Science Center and I enjoy talking to them and educating them about the animals as well.