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 Bill L:
I have been volunteering at the Greensboro Science Center for 1.5 years. I typically volunteer on weekends, special events and whenever the Volunteer Department sends out an SOS call. When I retire, I plan on spending more time at the Science Center. I currently volunteer as a Docent in the aquarium.
I have worked with animals most of my life and it has brought me great joy, especially turtles and birds. I also enjoy public speaking. Working in the aquarium has allowed me to do both at the same time.
I have three goals each time I volunteer: To engage, to enlighten, and to entertain. I want our guests to enjoy their experience and to walk away with a new appreciation of animals. I believe that increasing people’s interest in animals is the key to successful animal conservation.
At the end of a shift, I go home tired and happy!