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 you to meet Marlene D. Marlene is currently our longest serving active volunteer!
I have been volunteering for about 24 years anywhere from one to three days a week as an Exhibit Guide or for special events.
I have always enjoyed interacting with the public and telling them about an exhibit so they can get full enjoyment and education. I previously worked as a Zoo Docent until experiencing health issues and the doctor suggested that I work indoors instead. I have appreciated the opportunity to work in a variety of areas.
I discovered that I get a real thrill out of working with children and seeing their smiling faces telling me that they are having a great time at the Science Center. About three months ago, a young girl walked down the hallway looking around in wonder and said, “This is the most wonderful place in the whole world”. It was her first time at GSC!