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 Ohio where I spent much of my time exploring parks as well as nearby woods, creeks, and prairies. I found my passion for educating others about the outdoors as an AmeriCorps in Virginia. In 2018, I moved to Augusta with my husband so. Far we’ve enjoyed settling in and adventuring throughout the CSRA.
When we found out we were moving to the CSRA, I began looking for a local environmental education organization where I could help out. Phinizy’s educational programs and field trips in particular made me want to be involved here!
As an AmeriCorps I saw how important volunteers are to preserving our parks in their natural state and supporting educational programs. We often tackled massive projects that would have been impossible to do without the folks who came out to plant, build trails, and clean the park. I’ve been volunteering at Phinizy since the fall of 2018.
It’s hard to pick a favorite program! Homeschool is great. The children’s hike and Phinizy Fiesta are also so much fun.
Joining in on one of Phinizy’s programs allows you to see more wildlife and signs of wildlife that are easy to miss without a keen eye. It helps you learn the story and historical context to this land.
Volunteering at Phinizy, spending time outside, and helping educate the public makes me happy.