Volunteer of the Month

We have hundreds of volunteers that have shared their time, heart and expertise to our organization through many many hours, sometimes through blood, sweat, and tears too.  Without our volunteers, our park and our programming would not be what it is today.  We wish we could give back to them as much as they give to us. 

One way we would like to show our gratitude is by putting the spotlight on a volunteer each month.  This person just stood out to us and we would like to recognize him or her.

Interested in Volunteering?

This month we want to recognize:

Volunteer of the Month

Pamela J. Kitchens


I have been a biology instructor for 40 years – 30 in high schools and 10 in college. I moved from Atlanta to Augusta when my husband attended MCG. My three children are grown and I am blessed with 7 of the next generation who are a joy to me. I volunteer with The Nature Conservancy and occasionally at schools as well. I am very active in my church, as well.

Initially, I heard about Phinizy from various articles in the newspaper over the years, but the Master Naturalist Class was the biggest attraction and I signed up for the class.

I became interested in volunteering at Phinizy Center by the great instructors at the swamp as well as the enthusiastic and knowledgeable team that works there. They convinced me to volunteer for the last two years or so. I love volunteering for the Field Trips.

The Phinizy Center for Water Sciences and Nature Park is an awesome place to be in nature where you can enjoy it with all of your senses. Every season is a new adventure.

I love teaching about the world we live in and sharing the knowledge with others. I also enjoy hearing the nature stories of others.