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.
This month we want to recognize:
Volunteer of the Month
I grew up in Norfolk, VA but came down here in the 80’s when my husband got a job here. In 2003, I got interested in birding outside my yard and have since also started learning butterflies, dragonflies, plants, and whatever interests me that day.
My first field trip with Augusta-Aiken Audubon was at Phinizy and I’ve been coming back ever since.
I enjoy getting people interested in nature and I think Phinizy does a great job of that. I started by helping at the visitor center, but now I am mostly a birding field trip leader for the park. The schedule actually allows me to help with the current Field Ornithology course this time too.
My favorite program to volunteer with are the bird field trips.
If you have never been to the park, I would tell you to GO! It’s a great place to start learning about nature and there’s a lot to see.
Being a Phinizy Volunteer makes me feel helpful. I love getting someone interested in nature and when they see something that has been in front of them all this time and become amazed, it’s just great.