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
We are the Tebo family. We moved to Augusta in September 2018. My husband is an electrician and I am a stay at home mom. My grandparents on both sides have lived in Augusta/ N. Augusta my whole life. We moved here to be closer to them. We have 4 boys and one girl. They all have lots of energy and love to be outdoors. We love to go to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park because it is an enjoyable way to spend the day. Also a fun way to teach the kids about nature.
We heard about Phinizy through a Google search.
My son is in the Junior Beta Club and he needed some volunteer hours. Also, we love going to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and saw on Facebook that they had a Volunteer Work Day opportunity and we wanted to help. I (Kimberly) use to volunteer with my mother as a kid in a similar type of thing and it was some of my favorite memories as a child. I hope by volunteering it will help my children understand and appreciate the park. Our first time volunteering was in November.
So far the Volunteer Work days and the Full Moon Hike was the boy’s favorite!
This park is so beautiful and amazing and there is much to learn about. If you love birds there are many kinds to see. Also alligators in their natural habitat is pretty awesome! If not a little intimidating, but once you get over the fear and you just observe them, it’s fascinating. The people who organize everything are really nice and informative. It’s very family friendly and great for a long walk and a picnic. Also it’s great to get involved and understand what goes into keeping up the park and it’s so good to see a community get together and help do that.
We love volunteering and since it is a free park to go to, by volunteering I feel like we can give back and keep the park looking great for visitors to come. We learn a lot about the park and learn from the people who organize it and get to talk to them. We learn something new every time! We have learned about rabbit habitats, insect homes, the different types of creatures that come out at night etc. We get to meet other people who enjoy volunteering as well.
Robert Tebo (10)
Michael Tebo (8)
Isaac Tebo (6)
Lexi Tebo (2)
Phillip Tebo (7 months)