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.
Meet Lydia G. Lydia has been volunteering with us the past three summers:
I’ve volunteered the past three summers as a Teacher’s Assistant and began working as a Docent in the aquarium earlier this year. I remember coming to the Science Center as a young child when it was much smaller and different than it is today. I was fascinated by the variety of animals and exhibits they had. When I learned about the Volunteer Program, I realized that it would give me the opportunity to learn even more while also giving me the chance to teach others about the Center.
As a Docent, I get to help answer visitor’s questions, teach them about the animals, and make their experience at the Science Center more enriching. I especially enjoy helping to educate people about all of the endangered species in the aquarium and raise awareness about how it’s our job to protect the Earth and everything living on it. As a Teacher’s Assistant, I get to work more closely with children and use all the resources the Science Center has to offer to help the kids further explore a field of science that they’re interested in. I look forward to continuing to grow along with the Science Center.