It’s time to look back on 2018! Check our blog between Christmas and New Year’s for a variety of stories and memories of 2018 from the staff and volunteers of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
In reflecting on my year, I find it hard to select one or two events to encompass my time at WCV. I have only been here since summer, but so much has happened in such a short time! If there’s one thing I’ve discovered about WCV and its staff throughout this whirlwind of learning, it is that everyone is passionate about what they do and are always ready to lend a helping hand.
Every day since I’ve arrived has been in equal parts challenging and rewarding. There is never a moment of complete defeat, as there is always someone there for you when you really need it. I think that’s something very rare to find in life, let alone in a workplace. Everyone shares common goals, interests, and genuinely cares for their contemporaries — human and animal alike.
From my first day, I was encouraged to bring my talents to work — starting with designing some apparel (Owl Hoodies!) as well as giving our Caring for Critters brochure a fresh new look. The magical thing about WCV is that you are valuable not only for the talents you were hired for, but also for just being you.
As 2019 fast approaches, I find myself grateful for the past half year among the wonderful staff at WCV, and looking forward to the years ahead.