In this week’s Volunteer Spotlight, we’d like to introduce you to Maggie M:
I have been volunteering as an Animal Ambassador since the beginning of the summer in 2016. I try to volunteer as much as I can, which normally amounts to at least a couple of shifts per month.
I love working with people and getting to do that around animals and science are two of my favorite things. It is also really rewarding to give back to the community and to a place where so many childhood memories were made.
My most meaningful memories at the Science Center are the ones when I feel like I have made someone’s day or taught them something that they will remember.
I always laugh or smile when I hear a kid say “Wow!” or “Cool” or when I can blow their mind by saying the smallest thing, but it makes a big impact on them. Volunteering is always fun because I get to meet new people and learn new things as well. It makes me feel like I am always having a good time and helping others to do the same!
*The Animal Ambassador Program used to be an opportunity for students ages 13-17 that was offered only during the summer. We have now expanded the program to allow students that successfully completed the summer program to continue on as a volunteer through the school year. Maggie is one of 18 students to participate in the School Year Animal Ambassador Program!